Announcement: 5th U.S. Coral Task Force Meeting

Roger B Griffis Roger.B.Griffis at
Tue Jun 6 19:52:51 EDT 2000

U.S. Department of the Interior    U.S. Department of Commerce
   Washington, D.C.  20240         Washington, D.C.  20230

 May 30, 2000

Dear Colleague:

On behalf of the Co-Chairs of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, Secretary
of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Under Secretary of Commerce D. James
Baker, we announce that the fifth meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task
Force will be held on Saturday, August 5 through Monday, August 7, 2000
in Pago Pago, American Samoa.  A number of important issues will be
addressed at this meeting.  The primary purpose of this meeting will be
to review and discuss efforts to implement the National Action Plan to
Conserve Coral Reefs adopted by the Task Force at its March meeting in
Washington, D.C.

Additional information on the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force is available on
the Task Force web site  A summary of action
items from the March meeting, a complete agenda for the August meeting,
and specific logistical information pertaining to the August meeting
will be posted on the web site shortly.

Please note that flights and accommodations may be limited at this
location.  If you plan to attend the fifth meeting of the U.S. Coral
Reef Task Force, please fill out the enclosed registration form and fax
it to Matt Stout (301-713-0404) by June 30.  Mr. Stout can also help you
with questions about logistic matters (301-713-3145, ext-173 or
matthew.stout at  There will be limited space available for
exhibits or displays (please contact Nancy Daschbach, 684-633-7354 or
nancy.daschbach at  If you have questions about other aspects of
the meeting please contact Dr. Michael Crosby (202-791-1750;
mcrosby at


/signed/ Steven Saunders     /signed/ Sally Yozell
Steven Saunders       Sally J. Yozell
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish    Deputy Assistant Secretary for
   And Wildlife and Parks         and Atmosphere
Department of the Interior     Department of Commerce
Fifth meeting of the US Coral Reef Task Force
August 5-7, 2000    Pago Pago, American Samoa



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Fax completed registration form to Mr. Matt Stout (301-713-0404) by June
30, 2000

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