Archive for March, 2010

April 2010 Briefing Book Available on Council Website

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The Briefing Book for the April 2010 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “Current Briefing Book” webpage. The Briefing Book contains “situation summaries” (brief summaries that provide background for each agenda item), reports and materials for each agenda item, and written public comment.

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NOAA to Hold Public Listening Session to Guide Drafting of New Aquaculture Policy (National)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

NOAA to Hold Public Listening Sessions to Guide Drafting of New Aquaculture Policy.

NOAA will hold listening sessions in April and May to hear recommendations from the public that will help the agency develop a new national policy for sustainable marine aquaculture. Marine aquaculture is the cultivation of marine organisms, such as shellfish and finfish, for food and other products.

A national call-in hosted by NOAA will be on May 6:

  • Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Note: A toll-free call-in number will be posted closer to the date

Please refer to NOAA’s Aquaculture Program website for further info.

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NOAA to Hold Public Listening Sessions to Guide Drafting of New Aquaculture Policy (Menlo Park)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

NOAA to Hold Public Listening Sessions to Guide Drafting of New Aquaculture Policy.

NOAA will hold listening sessions in April and May to hear recommendations from the public that will help the agency develop a new national policy for sustainable marine aquaculture. Marine aquaculture is the cultivation of marine organisms, such as shellfish and finfish, for food and other products.

The Menlo Park, California, listening session will be held at the following location:

U.S. Geological Survey Visitors Center
Conference Room
345 Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, California 94025

Note: You must present a U.S. government-issued photo ID to enter this building.

Please refer to NOAA’s Aquaculture Program website for further info.

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NOAA to Hold Public Listening Sessions to Guide Drafting of New Aquaculture Policy (Seattle)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

NOAA to Hold Public Listening Sessions to Guide Drafting of New Aquaculture Policy.

NOAA will hold listening sessions in April and May to hear recommendations from the public that will help the agency develop a new national policy for sustainable marine aquaculture. Marine aquaculture is the cultivation of marine organisms, such as shellfish and finfish, for food and other products.

The Seattle listening session will be held at the following location:

Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Please refer to NOAA’s Aquaculture Program website for further info.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the most important general science venue for a growing segment of scientists and engineers who are interested in the latest advances as well as multidisciplinary topics and the influence of science and technology on how we live today. More than 150 sessions spread across about a dozen tracks are usually presented at the Annual Meeting.

The annual meeting entitled &#147Science Without Borders” will take place in Washington, DC. Visit the AAAS website for further information.

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Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting.

The meeting will be held at:
Point Reyes National Seashore
Red Barn Classroom

For the agenda and other information, please visit the CBNMS website.

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Wave energy database updated

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The Council’s database of wave energy projects off the West Coast was updated today. The database explains which projects are now being proposed, the status of the projects, their location, and other information. The database is linked from this website’s Wave, Tidal, and Offshore Wind Energy page.

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North of Falcon Public Meeting; "Second North of Falcon Public Meeting"

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

As part of the “North of Falcon” process, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold a public discussion of management objectives and preliminary fishery proposals for Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.

The “Second Public North of Falcon Meeting” Will Be Held at:

Embassy Suites Hotel
20610 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

This is a Public meeting to present results of state-tribal negotiations and analyses of preliminary fishery proposals. With public participation, preferred options are developed for Puget Sound and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.

Visit WDFW’s North of Falcon webpage for further details.

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North of Falcon Public Meeting; “Second North of Falcon Public Meeting”

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

As part of the “North of Falcon” process, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold a public discussion of management objectives and preliminary fishery proposals for Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.

The “Second Public North of Falcon Meeting” Will Be Held at:

Embassy Suites Hotel
20610 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

This is a Public meeting to present results of state-tribal negotiations and analyses of preliminary fishery proposals. With public participation, preferred options are developed for Puget Sound and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.

Visit WDFW’s North of Falcon webpage for further details.

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North of Falcon Public Meeting; Final Grays Harbor/Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

State, federal and tribal fishery managers are currently planning the Northwest’s recreational and commercial salmon fisheries. As part of the salmon-season setting process, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled several public meetings. This series of meetings between federal, state, tribal, industry representatives and other concerned citizens is known as the North of Falcon process.

The “Final Grays Harbor/Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion” Will Be Held at:

Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, Washington

This is a Public meeting to reach final agreement on sport and commercial salmon seasons for Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay.

Visit WDFW’s North of Falcon webpage for further details.

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