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Stakeholder Briefing on Announcement from the National Ocean Council

Dear Friend:

On Thursday, January 12th, the National Ocean Council (NOC) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will host an important stakeholder briefing with senior officials from the NOC, CEQ and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

This call will provide you with a briefing on the announcement that the NOC will be making on Thursday afternoon, and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

Details of the call can be found below:

Time: 5:30 PM EST
Call- in Number: (877) 941-2935
Conference Code ID : “NOC Business Call”

Thank you for your continuing support for the National Ocean Policy. We look forward to speaking with you on Thursday.

A different email
Good Afternoon,

While a new year for some means eating healthier-including the abundant seafood from our Nation’s waters - or exercising more on our beaches or in the surf, at the National Ocean Council, a new year brings new opportunities to work together to ensure better stewardship of the ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.

A healthy ocean and coasts are the foundation of a significant portion of the Nation’s economy and are essential to public health and national security. Launching a new year of collaboration and action, today, the National Ocean Council released for public comment, the draft National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan, an action plan to address the most pressing challenges facing ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.

Marking an important step in implementing the Nation’s first comprehensive ocean policy, the draft Implementation Plan details more than 50 actions the Federal Government will take to improve the health of the ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The actions reflect ideas and input received by the National Ocean Council from many of you through extensive public and stakeholder engagement during two previous public comment periods, numerous listening sessions, and face to face meetings around the country.

The draft Implementation Plan will ensure the Federal Government targets its resources to more effectively deliver results for Americans, including more predictability for users, more efficient and coordinated decision-making, and better access to the most updated data and technology. The draft Implementation Plan focuses on promoting efficiency and collaboration, managing resources with an integrated approach, making available and using the best science and information, and supporting regional efforts and public-private partnerships. For each action, the Implementation Plan outlines key milestones, identifies responsible agencies, and indicates the expected timeframe for completion. Actions include:

• Improving the efficiency of ocean and coastal permitting processes;
• Improving water quality by reducing the impacts of trash, marine debris, and sources of excess nutrients, sediments, pollutants, and pathogens;
• Identifying and making available grant and partnership opportunities to support regional priorities;
• Providing locally tailored forecasts and vulnerability assessments of climate-change impacts on coastal communities; and
• Improving environmental response management in the Arctic;

We want to hear from you! To read the draft Implementation Plan, see the full range of proposed actions, and submit comments, please visit The draft Implementation Plan will be available for public comments through February 27, 2012.

Help us make 2012 a year of clean beaches, abundant seafood and wildlife, expanded economic and recreational opportunities, preservation of our navigational rights and freedoms, and action to improve the health of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. We look forward to hearing from you!


Michael Weiss, Acting Director
National Ocean Council Office

If responding: Praskovich, Alisa L. [[email protected]]
National Association of Recreational Anglers - Add Your Voice


  • Tom HiltonTom Hilton Posts: 1,595 Captain
    Dr. Andrew Rosenberg is the Senior Vice President of CI’s Science + Knowledge division. He was also recently appointed as a member of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP), part of the new National Ocean Council structure. here is an article he wrote after the oil spill that deals with the NOC;

    Who is Andrew Rosenberg?

    He was the Regional Administrator for the NE division of NOAA Fisheries (Roy Crabtree is the Regional Andministrator for the SE region), but is now cashing in to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

    He is President of MRAG Americas, you know, who wrote the Catch Share Manual for EDF?

    MRAG also recently was awarded a grant by the Moore Foundation to give an "objective" analysis on the effectiveness of Catch Shares.
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 13,938 AG
    ....MRAG also recently was awarded a grant by the Moore Foundation to give an "objective" analysis on the effectiveness of Catch Shares.

    "objective" analysis:cookoo

    It would surprise me to hell and back if they found anything negative about it.
    This is just another case of the inmates running the asylum...........AND getting paid for it:banghead
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