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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 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 [...]

NOPC Submits Comments on Mid-Atlantic Ocean Plan Working Draft Content

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today submitted comments on the Working Draft Content of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body’s Regional Ocean Action Plan…

NOPC Submits Comments on NOAA’s Draft Ecosystem-Based Management Fisheries Policy

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today submitted comments on the National Marine Fisheries Services’ Draft Ecosystem-Based Management Fisheries Policy.  The comments focus on language associated with the draft policy connecting ecosystem-based fisheries management with ecosystem-based management and the National Ocean Policy Executive Order.

NOPC Submits Comments on Draft Gulf of Mexico Restoration Plan

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today submitted comments on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PDARP/PEIS).  The Coalition’s comments focused on language in the Draft PDARP/PEIS that references spatial planning (without defining or addressing it with specificity) as well as the potential establishment or [...]

NOPC Submits Comments on NMFS’ Draft Climate Science Strategy

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today submitted comments on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Draft Climate Science Strategy.  The Coalition’s comments focused on concerns surrounding language in the draft strategy regarding the role of the National Ocean Policy and its ecosystem-based management component in NMFS activities, including references to the National Ocean Policy as a [...]

NOPC Submits Comments on Draft Updated Framework for the National System of MPAs of the U.S.

The National Ocean Policy Coalition today submitted comments on NOAA’s Draft Updated Framework for the National System of Marine Protected Areas of the United States.  The Coalition’s comments focused on concerns regarding language in the proposed Framework that suggests a potential role for Regional Planning Bodies created under the National Ocean Policy in the establishment [...]

NOPC Submits Comments on Mid-Atlantic RPB Approaches

National Ocean Policy Coalition: NOPC Submits Comments on Mid-Atlantic RPB Approaches The National Ocean Policy Coalition today transmitted comments to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body on approaches for regional ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic…