[Coral-List] Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Public Comment on Boundaries, Zones, and Regulations

Sean Morton sean.morton at noaa.gov
Thu Apr 19 14:44:08 EDT 2012

Coral Listers,

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its advisory
council<http://beta2.w1.floridakeys.woc.noaa.gov/sac/welcome.html> are
seeking public comment on issues related to sanctuary boundaries, marine
zones <http://beta2.w1.floridakeys.woc.noaa.gov/zones/welcome.html?s=zones>
, Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge's Backcountry
Management Plan <http://www.fws.gov/nationalkeydeer/backcountry.html>, and
associated regulations <http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/regs/welcome.html>. The
comments received will guide a review of the marine
 and regulations<http://beta2.w1.floridakeys.woc.noaa.gov/regs/welcome.html>,
and shape Florida Keys marine conservation for decades to come. Public
comments are being accepted through June 29, 2012. Comments may be
submitted electronically and via mail, and during five meetings in south
Florida and the Florida Keys.

June 19: Marathon, FL; Monroe County Government Center; Emergency
Operations Center
June 20: Key Largo, FL; Key Largo Library
June 21: Key West, FL; Doubletree Grand Key Resort; Tortuga Ballroom
June 26: Miami, FL; Florida International University; Graham University
Center; Room GC243
June 27: Fort Myers, FL; Joseph P. Alessandro Office Complex; Rooms 165 C
and D*

*For more information visit: floridakeys.noaa.gov

We also have a new listserve at Marine Zoning and Regulatory Review List
Serve <http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/review/email-list.html> where you can
receive updates on the marine zoning and regulatory review in your email
inbox. This service provides subscribers with recent news and information
about public meetings and ways to participate in the review process. Marine
zoning and regulatory review email updates are one-way forms of
communication, not discussion forums.

We have provided a page on our website detailing the various ways to
provide public comment during the scoping period.  This can be found at Public
Comment <http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/review/scoping.html>.  I encourage all
of you to express your opinions!

Sean Morton
Sanctuary Superintendent
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
33 East Quay Road
Key West, Florida 33040
305-809-4700 x233

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