2012 Sanctuary News Releases

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December

12/21/2012 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary welcomes 15th dive operator into Blue Star coral conservation and education program

November

11/28/2012 Keys resident sentenced for illegal harvest of spiny lobsters

11/27/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet in Key West

11/20/2012 Sanctuary, volunteer maritime heritage divers confirm identify of Key Largo shipwreck

October

10/16/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary appoints advisory council members

10/11/2012 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary welcomes new snorkel operator into Blue Star coral conservation and education program

10/2/2012 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet in Key Largo

September

9/19/2012 National Association of Black Scuba Divers to help Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary unravel shipwreck mystery

9/13/2012 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary welcomes 13th operator into coral conservation and education program

August

8/30/2012 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary asks divers to respect the seafloor

8/24/2012 Keys resident pleads guilty to conspiracy to illegally harvest spiny lobsters

8/22/2012 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary welcomes 12th dive operator into coral conservation and education program

8/20/2012 Two Keys residents sentenced for illegal harvest of spiny lobsters

8/7/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet in Marathon

July

7/24/2012 NOAA research expedition will map fish spawning habitats west of Key West

June

6/28/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

6/5/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet in Marathon

April

4/19/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary hosts public meetings, seeks comment on sanctuary marine zones and regulations

4/16/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary appoints advisory council members

4/3/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet in Marathon

March

3/12/2012 Two Keys residents plead guilty to conspiracy to illegally harvest spiny lobsters

3/12/2012 Monterey County native wins top honor for management of Florida Keys Sanctuary

3/28/2012 Keys case results in jail time for lobstermen

February

2/8/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet in Duck Key

2/3/2012 NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

January

January 4

1/4/2010 Keys lobster case results in two additional guilty pleas and sentencing

1/24/2012 Ocean acidification monitoring buoy installed at Cheeca Rocks