NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

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NOAA Fisheries - New England - Mid Atlantic Bulletin

June 10, 2020

Sanctuary Seeking Applicants for its Advisory Council - Deadline June 30

NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for six primary and five 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 seats: at large (two primary and one alternate), business industry (one primary and one alternate), conservation (one primary and one alternate), education (one alternate), marine transportation (alternate), mobile gear commercial fishing (primary), and research (one primary).

The application period opened on June 1. Completed applications are due by June 30, 2020Applications received or postmarked after June 30 will not be considered. To receive an application or for further information, please contact Elizabeth Stokes at 781-546-6004 or by mail at 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Applications can also be downloaded from the Sanctuary’s website.

Applicants accepted 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 seven seats representing other federal and state government agencies.

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary’s Advisory Council actively recruits for new members and alternates when positions are available. Check their website frequently for updates on how you can help manage New England’s only national marine sanctuary.


Contact: Anne Smrcina, SBNMS education and outreach coordinator, 781-738-2242.