• NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Advisory Council Applicants

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has posted the following request:

    “Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for six alternate seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.”
    “The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following alternate seats: business/industry; mobile gear commercial fishing; recreational fishing; research; whale watch; and youth.

    Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve a three-year term. The advisory council consists of 36 primary and alternate members representing a variety of public interest groups. It also includes six governmental seats representing Massachusetts Environmental Police; Coastal Zone Management; Division of Marine Fisheries; New England Fisheries Management Council; NOAA Fisheries; and U.S. Coast Guard.

    Applications are due by May 31.

    To receive an application, or for further information, please contact Elizabeth Stokes via email at Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov; by phone at 781-545-8026 ext. 201; or by mail at 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Applications can also be downloaded from the sanctuary’s website at http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/.”

    Click here to read NOAA’s entire release.

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