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MEDIA ADVISORY: NOAA holds press call on Swedish proposal to prohibit American lobsters to the European Union

Contact:
Jennifer  Goebel (NOAA)
(978) 281-9175
(978) 290-0203 (Cell)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 6, 2016

Scientists from the U.S. and Canada have prepared a response to a Swedish proposal to consider the American lobster (Homerus americanus) an invasive species in European Union waters.

Experts from NOAA will discuss the U.S.’s response in a scientific context and next steps for working with federal and international stakeholders to address Sweden’s proposal. A copy of the response letter is available upon request.

WHAT:
Media teleconference on U.S. response to Sweden’s proposal to prohibit American lobsters to the European Union, followed by Q&A.

WHEN:
TODAY, Monday, June 6, 3:00 p.m. EDT

WHO:
Steven Wilson, deputy director, NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection

HOW:
Media can join the call by dialing:
U.S. reporters: 1-888-324-2612
International reporters: 1-210-234-0120   
Passcode: Lobsters