Northeast Regional Planning Board Seeks Input

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Northeast Regional Planning Board Seeks Input on Draft Ocean Plan

at Gloucester Public Meeting on June 13, 2016

 

The Northeast Regional Planning Board (RPB) is holding a public hearing to solicit public comment on the Draft Northeast Ocean Planning document.  The meeting is scheduled on Monday, June 13th at Maritime Gloucester at 6:00 pm If you cannot attend, you may file comments electronically at the link below.

http://neoceanplanning.org/plan/

The following topics are covered in the plan:

  • Regulatory and Management Context
  • Marine Life and Habitat
  • Cultural Resources
  • Marine Transportation
  • National Security
  • Commercial and Recreational Fishing
  • Recreation
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Aquaculture
  • Offshore Sand Resources
  • Restoration

The public comment deadline is July 25, 2016, and you can comment on each chapter electronically at each chapter landing page, in-person at any of our upcoming public comment meetings, through the comment form, or by submitting written comments to:

Betsy Nicholson, NE RPB Federal Co-lead
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930-2276.

You may also provide comments by sending an e-mail to:
comment@neoceanplanning.org.

The RPB wants your feedback on this draft Plan. 

Northeast RPB principles:

  • Meaningful public participation. Reflect the knowledge, perspectives, and needs of ocean stakeholders— fishermen; scientists; boaters; environmental groups; leaders in the shipping, ports, and energy industries; and all New Englanders whose lives are touched by the ocean.