NOAA to Host Constituent Briefing on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Decision TODAY
Today, NOAA Fisheries will host a Constituent Briefing on its announcement that Atlantic bluefin tuna currently do not warrant species protection under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA has committed to revisit this decision by early 2013, when more information will be available about the effects of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, as well as a new stock assessment from the scientific arm of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. NOAA also announced today that it is formally designating both the western Atlantic and eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean stocks of bluefin tuna as species of concern under the ESA. Today’s call is free and open to all interested constituents. Details are listed below.
For more information on the Atlantic bluefin tuna decision, go to NOAA Fisheries Atlantic bluefin tuna webpage at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2011/05/bluefin_tuna.html.
When: Friday, May 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 2:45 p.m. (Eastern)
Toll-free call-in number: 888-606-5917
Audible pass code: Callers will need to say the word tuna to gain access to the call