The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking applicants for the following vacant seat on the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Education Alternate. The Sanctuary Advisory Council provides the Sanctuary Superintendent with advice on the management of the Sanctuary. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-3 year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter.
As delivered on Feb. 10 by Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator
Good evening, and thank you Bob, for that kind introduction.
I am also grateful to the Representative Capps for hosting this event tonight. I am pleased to have this great opportunity to catch up with so many of you who care so deeply about our oceans and coasts.
I also thank Senator Whitehouse, Dr. Holdren, and Dr. Suresh for their sustained interest and leadership on these issues.
From: Gloucester Times
The U.S. Senator who’s filed legislation to reform federal fishing policy and hold federal regulators accountable got a firsthand look Saturday at the impact those regulations are having on Gloucester and other communities.
Sen. Scott Brown spoke to some 30 Gloucester-based fishermen and waterfront business operators about his proposed Fishery Impact Statement Honesty (FISH) Act during a Saturday visit to the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction.
The legislation aims to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Act and places federal fishing policy under independent annual analysis from the Government Accountability Office.
By MIKE NIXON
Addressing plans being made by the Obama Administration to control usage of coastal waterways and inland channels, Jack Belcher, managing director for the National Ocean Policy Coalition, intends to inform the South Central Industrial Association of its options at Tuesday’s membership meeting.
“There is a process under way with the Obama Administration developing national ocean policy through the National Ocean Council,” Belcher said in preparation for his visit to Houma. “The goal [of President Obama] is to create a policy that coordinates between federal agencies to avoid conflict on the oceans. There is a tool that they are employing called coastal marine special planning.”
The National Ocean Council is seeking public input on the development of strategic action plans for the nine priority objectives described in the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force.
These nine objectives seek to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes.
On July 19, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13547 establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, our Coasts, and the Great Lakes. That Executive Order adopts the Final Recommendations and directs Federal agencies to take the appropriate steps to implement them.