Notice and Call for Nominations of New Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee

The Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for membership on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior on implementing Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, focusing mainly on strategies and priorities for the design, monitoring and adaptive management of effective MPAs in U.S. waters.

Nominations are sought for 11 highly qualified non-Federal scientists (natural and social), resource managers, and people representing other interests or organizations involved with, or affected by, marine protected areas, including in the Great Lakes.

Nominations must be received before or on December 1, 2018

Additionally, a Committee meeting will be held via teleconference on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 3:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00–1:00 p.m. Pacific Time). The teleconference is open to members of the public.

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