Endangered Species; File No. 1420; File No. 1543; File No. 1545; and File No. 1549
NMFS has received applications from the following entities for permits or permit modifications for scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum): Dr. Douglas Peterson, Warnell School of Forest Resources (Fisheries Division), University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 (Permit No. 1420); Duke Power Company (Gene E. Vaughan, Principal Investigator), Catawba-Wateree Hydropower Relicensing Project, Mail Code EC 12Y, P.O. Box 1006, Charlotte, NC 28201 (File No. 1543); North Carolina Zoological Park (John D. Groves, Principal Investigator), 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205 (File No. 1545); andDr. Boyd Kynard, S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (USGS- BRD), Box 796, One Migratory Way, Turners Falls, MA 01376 (File No. 1549).