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Call for Comments on Draft Maine Salmon Recovery Plan

The new draft recovery plan for endangered Gulf of Maine DPS salmon has been published in the Federal Register, and there is a period for public comment until May 31, 2016.

Notice Of Availability And Request For Public Comment.
SUMMARY

"We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft recovery plan for the endangered Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Atlantic salmon. This draft plan has been prepared jointly by the Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The draft recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and a set of criteria that, when met, would allow us to consider reclassifying the DPS from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and, ultimately, to remove the GOM DPS of Atlantic salmon from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We request review of and comment on this draft recovery plan from Federal, State, and local agencies; Tribes; nongovernmental organizations; and the public."

To go to the Full Details of the Plan:

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/03/31/2016-07227/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-draft-recovery-plan-for-the-gulf-of-maine-distinct

DATES:

Submitting Comments: In order to be considered, comments on the draft recovery plan must be received by May 31, 2016.

Public Information Meetings:

Informational meetings in Maine have been scheduled. Each meeting will include a presentation on the draft recovery proposals and a question and answer period with staff from the Service and NMFS.

April 19, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Brewer - at Jeff's Catering, East/West Industrial Park, 15 Littlefield Way

April 20, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Waterville - Best Western PLUS Motel, 375 Main Street, Exit 130