[Coral-List] comment on Acropora recovery plan

Pedro H. Rodríguez phernanrod at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 9 15:55:39 EDT 2014

It is indeed interesting that those who criticize listings so vehemently (and ad nauseam) have nothing to say when a recovery plan generated by a listing is put forward. What is really driving their opposition? Should we just follow the money?


Message: 3Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 01:19:18 +0000
From: "Bruno, John" <jbruno at unc.edu>
Subject: [Coral-List] comment on Acropora recovery plan
To: "coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov" <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
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Dear coral-listers,

We only have until Oct 20 to comment on the Acropora recovery plan here:  http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2014-0110-0001

It appears that only one person has commented to date!  Which is surprising given the strong opinions many have expressed about being excluded from the listing and recovery processes.  Now is your chance to make your views known to the recovery team!  They put a lot of time into the plan and I am sure they would greatly appreciate our feedback.  I?m working on my comments and plan to post them publicly.

The draft recovery plan is here:  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/recovery/plans/elkhorn_staghorn_corals_draft2014.pdf


John Bruno
Professor, Dept of Biology
UNC Chapel Hill

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