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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries are holding public meetings and hearings about the proposed critical habitat for green sea turtles. The meetings will include presentations, a Q&A session, followed by a public hearing for formal verbal testimony. Participants must register for the virtual meetings, and transcripts and video recordings will be available afterward. The public can comment on the proposed critical habitat until Oct. 17, 2023. To see the proposed rule and submit comments, visit https://www.regulations.gov and search for docket FWS-R4-ES-2022-0164.

Pacific Region Meetings & Hearings

The Service will hold four joint public meetings in the Pacific Islands with the National Marine Fisheries Service. Information for those meetings can be found here


August 10, 2023 | 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. Hawaii time

Virtual | Zoom online video platform and teleconference. Registration is required. Register here.


August 16, 2023 | 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. Samoan time

In-Person Rex H. Lee Auditorium, Utulei, Eastern District, American Samoa 96799 


August 21, 2023 | 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. Chamorro time

In-Person Hilton Guam Resort and Spa, 202 Hilton Rd., Tumon Bay, Guam 96913


August 23, 2023 | 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. Chamorro time

In-Person | Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan, Coral Tree Ave., Saipan 96950 

For more information about the Pacific Region’s meetings contact: Lasha-Lynn Salbosa, Classification Program Manager, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office.                                                

Atlantic Region Meetings & Hearings

Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands 

August 29, 2023 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern time  

Virtual. Spanish translation.

Meeting Video

Registration information

Información de Registro

USFWS Meeting Presentation

NOAA Fisheries Meeting Presentation

NOAA Fisheries Atlantic Critical Habitat

For more information about the Atlantic Region meeting contact Lourdes Mena, Classification and Recovery Division Manager, 904–731–3134.