Public invited to Open Houses on Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) invites ocean stakeholders and the interested public to attend a series of Open Houses to be held across the region on the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. The Draft Plan outlines a series of actions on how federal and state agencies, tribes and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council may better collaborate to ensure healthy, productive, and resilient marine ecosystems and sustainable ocean uses in the Mid-Atlantic.

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An opportunity to provide public comment on the Draft Plan will be provided.

WHAT: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) invites ocean stakeholders and the interested public to attend a series of Open Houses to be held across the region on the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. The Draft Plan outlines a series of actions on how federal and state agencies, tribes and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council may better collaborate to ensure healthy, productive, and resilient marine ecosystems and sustainable ocean uses in the Mid-Atlantic, including state and federal waters off Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. An opportunity to provide public comment on the Draft Plan will be provided.

Prior to the Open Houses, the draft Plan will be available at:
http://www.boem.gov/Ocean-Action-Plan/

WHO: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (MidA RPB) is made up of representatives from Federal, State, and Tribal entities and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. It was established in 2013 to implement and advance ocean planning through improved inter-governmental coordination and stronger engagement of stakeholders, the general public, and scientific, business and technical experts to identify and address issues of importance to the region. The Open Houses will be hosted by MARCO on behalf of the MidA RPB.

LEARN MORE: http://www.MidAtlanticOcean.org/YourOceanPlan

WHEN and WHERE:

Virginia Open House
Tuesday, July 12, 2016. 6-8pm
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

New Jersey Open House
Thursday, July 14, 2016. 6-8pm
Monmouth University
Pozycki Hall, 2nd level
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Maryland Open House
Tuesday, July 19, 2016. 6-8pm
Ocean Pines Library
11107 Cathell Rd
Berlin, MD 21811

Delaware Open House
Wednesday, July 20, 2016. 6-8pm
The Virden Retreat Center - University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Rd
Lewes, DE 19958

New York Open House
Wednesday, July 27, 2016. 6-8pm
Suffolk County Community College, Selden Campus
Babylon Student Center
533 College Rd
Selden, NY 11784

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