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NOPC Submits Comments on Draft MidA Ocean Plan

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today submitted comments on the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan…

NOPC Requests Comment Period Suspension/Extension on Draft MidA Ocean Plan

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today formally requested that the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body suspend the comment period on the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan until such time as all relevant information necessary to provide informed comments is publicly available, and to then subsequently re-release the draft plan and related materials for 90 days of [...]

NOPC Submits Comments on Draft Northeast Ocean Plan

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today submitted comments on the Draft Northeast Ocean Plan…

NOPC Statement on Release of Draft Mid-Atlantic Ocean Plan

JULY 5, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brent Greenfield: (713) 337-8821; brent.greenfield@oceanpolicy.com Following today’s release of the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan, NOPC Executive Director Brent Greenfield issued the following statement: “Since the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) was first established in 2013, the National Ocean Policy Coalition (Coalition) has been actively engaged in the RPB’s [...]

Mid-Atlantic RPB Releases Draft Ocean Plan

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body today announced the release of the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan for public review and comment through Tuesday, Sept. 6.  The RPB will hold a webinar on Monday, July 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern to discuss the draft plan. In addition, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean will [...]

NOPC Requests Comment Period Suspension/Extension on Draft NE Ocean Plan

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today formally requested that the Northeast Regional Planning Body suspend the comment period on the draft Northeast regional ocean plan until such time as all relevant information necessary to provide informed comments is publicly available, and to then subsequently re-release the draft plan and related materials for 90 days of [...]

Long Island Commercial Fishing Assoc.: NOP Threatens New Regulatory Burdens

In an op-ed published today in The Hill, Long Island Commercial Fishing Association Executive Director Bonnie Brady shared her group’s perspective on how implementation of the National Ocean Policy and its marine planning component could impact the Long Island seafood industry. Stating that the Mid-Atlantic ocean planning effort being conducted under the National Ocean Policy [...]

NOPC Statement on Release of Draft NE Ocean Plan

MAY 25, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brent Greenfield: (713) 337-8821; brent.greenfield@oceanpolicy.com Following today’s release of the draft Northeast regional ocean plan, National Ocean Policy Coalition Executive Director Brent Greenfield issued the following statement: “Since the Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) was first established in 2012, the National Ocean Policy Coalition (Coalition) has been actively [...]

Northeast RPB Releases Draft Ocean Plan, Related Materials

The Northeast Regional Planning Body today announced the release of the draft Northeast regional ocean plan for public review and comment through Monday, July 25.  In conjunction with today’s release, the RPB also published a draft Northeast baseline economic and natural resource assessment, and over 3,000 new maps of marine life (including draft synthesis summary [...]

New Bedford Seafood Industry Rep: NE Ocean Plan Could Harm Fishermen

In an op-ed published today in the Gloucester Times, New Bedford Seafood Consulting’s Jim Kendall highlighted concerns about the regulatory impacts of Northeast Regional Planning Body activities on New England’s fishing industry. Writing that federal agencies will be bound to implement the RPB’s marine plan pursuant to the National Ocean Policy Executive Order, among other [...]