• NOAA’s Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee Meets Publicly

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced two public teleconference meetings of NOAA’s Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee two meetings via web conference calls of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The web conference calls are open to the public; participants can dial in to the calls. Participants who choose to use the web conferencing feature in addition to the audio will be able to view the presentations as they are being given.

    Members of the public wishing to participate in the meeting should register at least one working day in advance of the meeting. The first meeting will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The second meeting will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

    The focus of the July 13, 2017 meeting is a discussion of the Committee’s work on MPA engaging a diverse public, citizen science and adaptive management. The Committee members will also discuss options for public and stakeholder input on MPA issues if the Committee is not reauthorized. The August 30, 2017 meeting will focus on finalizing and voting on Committee recommendations. The agendas are available on the MPA FAC Web site and are subject to change.

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