[Federal Register: June 17, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 116)]
[Page 33932]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Receipt of Application for an Endangered Species Permit

AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt.


SUMMARY: The following applicant has applied for a permit to conduct 
certain activities with an endangered species. This notice is provided 
pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.):


Applicant: University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

DATES: Written data or comments on this application must be received at 
the address given below by 30 days from date of publication.

ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with this 
application are available for review by any party who submits a written 
request for a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 
days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, Massachusetts 01035. 
Attention: Diane Lynch, Regional Endangered Species Permits 
Coordinator, telephone: (413) 253-8628; facsimile: (413) 253-8482.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Lynch, telephone: 413-253-8628; 
facsimile: 413-253-8482.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You are invited to comment on the 
application from the University of Maine, PRT-TE085765. This 
application requests authorization to take (harass, in the form of 
stress, and kill) Gulf of Maine, distinct population segment (DPS), 
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) stocks, for scientific purposes. DPS 
stocks for this study include stock from the Denny's, Machias, East 
Machias, Pleasant, Sheepscot, and Narraguagus Rivers. No wild fish will 
be used in this study, only stocks currently propagated at the Craig 
Brook National Fish Hatchery. This proposal seeks to monitor and 
evaluate certain tasks associated with juvenile salmon stocking and 
survival. The proposed plan of study will include: Tagging of juvenile 
salmon (PIT tags) in order to follow life history variation through 
time to smoltification; lethal sampling of stocked fry in order to 
sample otoliths; and a diet study in order to better understand 
competition within a focal study system.

    Dated: June 1, 2004.
Marvin E. Moriarty,
Regional Director, Region 5, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 04-13707 Filed 6-16-04; 8:45 am]