Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee Renewed
The U.S. Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce has published its renewal of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The Committee’s revised charter is available here. OAS’ Federal Register notice of the renewal, which contains more information and relevant links, is here.
National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Openings
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, is seeking applications for vacant seats for six of its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lakes resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two or three-year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council or Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council. Applications are due before or by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.