[Coral-List] Reminder: NOAA Fisheries Public Hearings for Proposed Coral Listing in US Caribbean

Jennifer Moore - NOAA Federal jennifer.moore at noaa.gov
Fri Jan 25 08:00:43 EST 2013

NOAA's upcoming coral public hearings in Puerto Rico and USVI.
For more information see:

NOAA Fisheries is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66
coral species: 59 in the Pacific and 7 in the Caribbean.

·         In the Pacific, 7 species are proposed as endangered and 52 as
·         In the Caribbean, 5 are proposed as endangered and 2 as

In addition, we are proposing that 2 Caribbean species—elkhorn and staghorn
corals—already listed under the ESA be reclassified from threatened to
All of these species are now considered "Proposed Species" under the ESA.
NOAA will make a final determination as to whether any of the species
warrant listing as threatened or endangered by November 30, 2013.

For more information on the Atlantic/Caribbean coral species please contact
Jennifer Moore at jennifer.moore at noaa.gov.

*Attend a Public Hearing*


*Date and Time*


*Puerto Rico*

February 4, 2013
6-8 p.m.

Dept. of Natural and Environmental Resources
4th Floor Conference Room
Road 8838, km. 6.3, Sector El Cinco Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

February 5, 2013
6-8 p.m.

University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus
Salas Eugene Francis, Physics Building, Room # 229
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

*U.S. Virgin Islands*

February 6, 2013
7-9 p.m.

Buck Island Reef National Monument
2100 Church Street, #100
Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

February 7, 2013
7-9 p.m.

Windward Passage Hotel
Veterans Drive
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands


*Jennifer Moore
ESA Coral Coordinator | Protected Resources Division
NOAA Fisheries Service
263 13th Ave South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
727-551-5797 phone | 727-824-5309 faxjennifer.moore at noaa.gov


To those who sacrificed careers of adventure in the wide-open spaces
to wrestle for conservation in the policy arena.*

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