How You Can Take Action
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is proposing to amend the terms of designation and regulations regarding the introduction of introduced species into Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries. NOAA recently withdrew another rule on this subject (78 FR 16628), and now proposes to apply the regulations to the entirety of both sanctuaries and provide exceptions for) striped bass; and mariculture activities in Tomales Bay. This action would make the regulation of introduced species consistent in all four of the national marine sanctuaries off of California. NOAA is soliciting public comment on these regulations. Comments will be considered if received on or before May 17, 2013. Click here for a copy of the Federal Register proposed rule.
Volunteers help to ensure marine sanctuaries remain America's underwater treasures for future generations. Through their efforts, volunteers contribute over 100,000 hours of annual service to the sanctuaries in areas of research, monitoring, enforcement, education and outreach, and management advisory. Click here to find out how you can volunteer.
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries headquarters office offers internships year-round in various departments. Click here to find out more!