Sanctuary Advisory Council

NOAA established a Sanctuary Advisory Council for the proposed Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary. The advisory council brings members of the local community together to provide advice to NOAA and help guide the designation of the sanctuary. Council members also act as liaisons to their communities, building a strong connection between the proposed sanctuary and stakeholders. Information about council meetings will be posted on this webpage.

The proposed Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council includes 15 voting members and 15 alternates representing a variety of community interests. The advisory council also has 10 government agencies that serve in a non-voting capacity.

Council Recruitment

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of natural resources in the Hudson Canyon area. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve three-year terms. There are currently no vacancies on the Hudson Canyon Sanctuary Advisory Council.

For more information about the Office of National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Councils, please visit

For more information on the advisory council please contact or