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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.