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Advisory Council Actions

National marine sanctuary advisory councils are community-based advisory groups established to provide advice and recommendations to the superintendents of the national marine sanctuaries and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument on issues including management, science, service, and stewardship; and to serve as liaisons between their constituents in the community and the sanctuary. Advisory councils offer collective advice and recommendations, approved through consensus or majority vote, in a variety of forms including, but not limited to, resolutions, motions, letters and reports. Below is a list of the non-administrative actions prepared in written form since 2011 by the 14 advisory councils supporting the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.


Action Action DateMeeting DateCouncil
Public Comment Submitted in Support of ONMS Proposed Sanctuary Nomination process08/21/201308/21/2013Gulf of the Farallones
 
Resolution in Support of GFNMS Proposed Essential Fish Habitat Designations to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council08/21/201308/21/2013Gulf of the Farallones
 
Resolution Encouraging Consultation with Fishermen Regarding Potential New EFH Designations08/21/201308/21/2013Gulf of the Farallones
 
Motion to Forward the Final Sanctuary Naming Working Group Recommendations Report to Sanctuary Management 08/07/201308/07/2013Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale
 
Letter of Support for the Proposed Rule to Eliminate the Expiration Date Contained in the Final Rule to Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions with North Atlantic Right Whales08/05/2013TBDStellwagen Bank
 
Letter of Support for the Proposed Rule to Eliminate the Expiration Date Contained in the Final Rule to Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions with North Atlantic Right Whales07/26/201307/26/2013Gray's Reef
 
Resolution in Support of RESTORE Act and other funding for the proposal, "Restoring Threatened Corals to Enhance Reef Functions, Fisheries Habitat and Tourism Opportunities in the Florida Keys"07/09/2013 07/09/2013Florida Keys
 
Resolution Regarding Introduced Species Resolution for Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary05/22/201305/22/2013Gulf of the Farallones
 
Letter to Family of Fallen U.S. Coast Guard Officer05/21/2013TBDChannel Islands
 
Letter and Comments Related to ONMS National Condition Report05/21/2013TBDChannel Islands
 
Letter of Recommendations for Washington State Ocean Acidification Action Priorities05/17/2013 05/17/2013Olympic Coast
 
Resolution Encouraging Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to Finalize Proposed Regulations for Introduced Species 04/18/2013 04/18/2013Monterey Bay
 
Resolution in Support of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordel Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Expansions 04/18/2013 04/18/2013Monterey Bay
 
Resolution Regarding the National Park Service's Final Management Plan for Everglades National Park04/16/2013 04/16/2013Florida Keys
 
Letter of Support for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Oceanographic Mooring Program03/21/2013 03/15/2013Olympic Coast
 
Letter of Support for Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List01/23/2013 01/18/2013Olympic Coast
 
Letter of Support for Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List01/23/201311/13/2012Monitor
 
Letter of Support for Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List01/14/201301/15/2012Thunder Bay
 
Letter of Support for Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List01/11/201310/16/2012Stellwagen Bank
 
Recommendation Regarding the Disposition of Platform HI-A-389-A01/02/201311/14/2012Flower Garden Banks
 
Letter to California Department of Fish & Game and Associated Resolution Supporting Policies on Forage Fishing12/13/201212/13/2012Monterey Bay
 
Letter of Support for the Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List11/20/201211/15/2012Cordell Bank
 
Letter of Support to Sportfishing Conservancy for Sanctuary Classic Fishing & Photography Tournament11/16/201211/16/2012Channel Islands
 
Letter of Support for the Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List10/30/201209/12/2012Flower Garden Banks
 
Letter of Support for Listing Flower Garden Bank National Marine Sanctuary as Part of the Special Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol10/12/201209/12/2012Flower Garden Banks
 
Letter of Support for Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List10/09/201208/16/2012Gray's Reef
 
Letter of Support for Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List10/05/201209/20/2012Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale
 
Aloha 'Āina Guidance Document09/20/201209/20/2012Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale
 
Letter of Support for Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List08/23/201208/23/2012Gulf of the Farallones
 
Resolution in Support of Proposed Boundary Revision of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to include the San Francisco-Pacifica Exclusion Area in the Northern Management Area08/23/201208/23/2012Gulf of the Farallones
 
Motion Regarding Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List08/21/201208/21/2012Florida Keys
 
Motion Regarding the Base Location of EPA Water Quality Protection Program Staff06/19/201206/19/2012Florida Keys
 
Letter to California Air Resources Board Regarding Use of Cap-and-Trade Auction Funds to Incentivize Ship Speed Reduction05/18/201205/18/2012Channel Islands
 
Letter of Support for the California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program 05/18/201205/18/2012Channel Islands
 
Letter of Support for the California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program 04/27/201204/26/2012Cordell Bank
 
Letter of Support for the Reactivation of the National Marine Sanctuaries Site Evaluation List 04/19/201204/19/2012Monterey Bay
 
Letter Requesting NOAA to Release the Stellwagen Bank Ecological Research Area Proposal to the New England Fishery Management Council 03/21/201202/16/2012Stellwagen Bank
 
Letter of Support for a Discovery Center on Kaua'i 02/10/201202/09/2012 - 02/10/12Papahānaumokuākea
 
Letter Regarding Proposed Wilderness Designations in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 02/10/201202/09/2012 - 02/10/12Papahānaumokuākea
 
Letter of Support to UCSB for Bren School Student Project 01/20/201201/20/2012Channel Islands
 
Final Recommendations (Reports) on: Climate Change, Ecosystem Protections, Enforcement, Humpback Whales, Maritime Heritage, Native Hawaiian Culture, Ocean Literacy, Offshore Development, and Water Quality01/17/2012-
01/18/2012
01/17/2012-
01/18/2012
Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale
 
Resolution Supporting a Fee on Both Single-Use Plastic Bags and Paper Bags 01/13/201201/13/2012Papahānaumokuākea
 
Comments on Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Draft Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement01/05/201201/04/2012Fagatele Bay
 
Motion to Adopt the Goals, Objectives, Process, Timeline and Map for the Sanctuary Goals and Objectives for Marine Zoning Review12/13/201112/13/2011Florida Keys
 
Motion to Change the Wording Regarding Grouper to Apex Predatory Fish in the Draft for Sanctuary Advisory Council Review - Goals and Objectives for Marine Zoning Review 12/13/201112/13/2011Florida Keys
 
Letter of Support to NOAA for the California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program12/08/201112/08/2011Monterey Bay
 
Letter of Support for Big Ocean: A Network of the World's Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas11/15/201107/11/2011Papahānaumokuākea
 
Resolution in Support of Boundary Expansion for Both the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries11/10/201111/10/2011Gulf of the Farallones
 
Letter Supporting the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and Its Management Plan Review Process11/02/201111/02/2011Papahānaumokuākea
 
Resolution in Support of an Elevated Focus on Education at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument11/02/201111/02/2011Papahānaumokuākea
 
Resolution Acknowledging the Environmental Impacts of Both Live Aboard and Transient Cruising Vessels Who Improperly or Illegally Anchor and the Proliferation of Derelict Vessels10/25/201110/25/2011Florida Keys
 
Motion on Spiny Lobster Fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone08/16/201108/16/2011Florida Keys
 
Resolution Supporting Designation of Snapper Ledge and Coral Nursery as Special Protection Areas08/16/201108/16/2011Florida Keys
 
Resolution on Regulatory and Marine Zone Action Plans08/16/201108/16/2011Florida Keys
 
Resolution Supporting Prohibition on and Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic Grocery Bags07/22/201107/22/2011Channel Islands
 
Motion on Acropora Protection06/21/201106/21/2011Florida Keys
 
Resolution in Support of Natural Resources Damage Assessment Funding for Projects06/21/201106/21/2011Florida Keys
 
Letter Providing Recommendations to NOAA's Draft Aquaculture Policy06/07/201106/07/2011Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale
 
Letter Providing Recommendations Related to Towed Aquapod Array Technology06/07/201106/07/2011Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale
 
Resolution Regarding Single-Use Plastic Bags04/21/201104/21/2011Monterey Bay
 
Letter on Draft Recommendations for a National Aquaculture Policy for NOAA04/11/201104/14/2011Papahānaumokuākea
 
Letter to NOAA Aquaculture Program Requesting Additional Time to Comment on their Draft Aquaculture Policy04/11/201104/04/2011-
04/05/2011
Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale
 
Approval of Management Plan Working Groups, Work Plans and Process - Climate Change, Ecosystem Protections, Enforcement, Humpback Whale Protections, Maritime Heritage, Native Hawaiian Culture, Offshore Development, Ocean Literacy, and Water Quality04/04/2011-
04/05/2011
04/04/2011-
04/05/2011
Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale
 
Letter of Support for Reauthorization of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA)03/24/201103/02/2011Flower Garden Banks
 
Letter of Support for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Draft Management Plan03/22/201103/18/2011Olympic Coast
 
Council Comment Letter to NOAA and Department of Commerce on Proposed Aquaculture Policies03/18/201103/18/2011Channel Islands
 
Resolution on Draft Aquaculture Policy02/15/201102/15/2011Florida Keys
 
Letter Encouraging Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to Prioritize the Reauthorization of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act01/20/201101/20/2011Papahānaumokuākea

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