FYI: public meeting Dec 6

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at
Mon Nov 29 07:42:13 EST 1999

[I'm forwarding this; I have no further information.]


Kenneth E. Osborn, Quality Assurance Officer, MS 59 East Bay
Municipal Utility District Laboratory Services Division, Oakland,
California, kosborn at has kindly forwarded information
on the recent announcement in the Federal Register regarding a public
meeting to discuss the trade in non-food fish coral reef species, the
effects of this trade on coral reefs, and measures which the United
States should consider to minimize these effects and promote coral
reef conservation.  Representatives of other agencies involved in the
Trade Subgroup will participate in the meeting to answer questions
and receive public comments on potential conservation actions.  The
public meeting will be held on Monday, December 6 from 2:00 to
5:00 pm in Room 7000A and B,  of the Interior, 1849 C Street,
N.W., Washington, DC.

Further information is available from  Sheila Einsweiler, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, telephone (703)
358-1949, fax (703) 358-2271, E-mail:
Sheila__Einsweiler at   

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should contact Ms Einsweiler.  For
people who are unable to attend but who wish to comment, comments should
be mailed to r9oma__cites at submissions should be in an ASCII file
avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption.  You
should include "Attn: Public Meeting on U.S. Coral Reef Task Force" and
your name and return address in your Internet message.

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