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Press Conference Call to Discuss Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for the Gulf Sturgeon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 3, 2002

Contact:
Christine Eustis, (404) 679-7287


Who:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries

Noreen Walsh, Chief of Endangered Species for the Southeast Region, FWS
Gail Carmody, Field Supervisor for the Panama City Field Office, FWS
Christine Eustis, Assistant Regional Director, External Affairs, FWS

Georgia Cranmore, Assistant Regional Director for Protected Resources, NOAA Fisheries
Stephania Bolden, Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries
Chris Smith, Public Affairs Officer, NOAA Fisheries

What:

A press conference call with agency biologists to answer questions regarding the proposed critical habitat designation for the Gulf sturgeon.

When:

Thursday, June 6, 2002
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (EDT)

How:

To participate on the call, please dial 1-888-820-8957 and enter the passcode 12345. You will be asked to identify yourself to the operator and then be introduced.

This press conference call will be in a round-robin format. Christine Eustis from the FWS will moderate the call. Each reporter will be asked for their name and affiliate as they join the call. The moderator will record that information and reporters will be able to ask questions in the order that they called in. Each reporter will be allowed to ask one question, and one follow-up question, if it is related, before going onto the next reporter. Once each reporter has asked their first question, the moderator will go through the list again allowing each reporter to ask a second question. The call will conclude once each reporter's questions have been answered or until the allotted time for the call is completed (11:30 am).

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Eustis with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (404) 679-7287.

The proposed rule for the designation of critical habitat for the Gulf sturgeon will be published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2002. A complete copy of the rule along with a summary, frequently asked questions, and maps will be available on the web that morning at http://alabama.fws.gov/gs/.



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Phone: 404/679-7289 Fax: 404/679-7286

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