NOAA’s Marine Sanctuary Seeks Advisory Council Applications

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking applicants for its marine sanctuary 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 June 1. Completed applications are due by June 30. Applications received or postmarked after June 30 will not be considered.

To receive an application or for further information, contact Elizabeth Stokes via email at; by phone 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 at Applicants accepted as members should expect to serve a three-year term.