MPA Federal Advisory Committee

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The Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Federal Advisory Committee advises NOAA and the Department of the Interior on ways to strength the nation's system of MPAs (see Committee charter). It includes representatives of diverse stakeholder groups, including scientists, academia, commercial fishermen, anglers, divers, state and tribal resource managers, the energy and tourism industries, and environmentalists, among others.  MPA Federal Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and provide opportunities for public comment.

NOAA and the Department of the Interior are currently calling for nominations for ten new MPA FAC members to represent diverse ocean interests.  Nominations are due by October 11, 2016.  For more information, click here.


Agendas, minutes, public comment, presentations and supporting documents.


List, contact information and bios for the 20 members, plus federal (non-voting) members


View Committee recommendations and reports.

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