Sanctuary Advisory Council Members

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council members represent boating, conservation and environment, diving, education and outreach, South Florida ecosystem restoration, fishing (commercial and recreational), elected county government, submerged cultural resources, research and monitoring, tourism and the community at large.

The Council is one way for members of the community to get involved with the sanctuary. Vacancies on the council are periodically available for which you can apply. Or, if you want to voice your opinion or ask questions about the sanctuary, contact the current council members who represent your area of interest, as one of the roles of the members is to serve as a liaison between the sanctuary and members of the community.

The council meets six times a year and the public is invited to attend and provide comment during these meetings.

A directory of former Sanctuary Advisory Council members can be found here. Contact information for current Sanctuary Advisory Council Members is listed below.



Chair: Bruce Popham
Term: 10/17 – 10/20
Marathon Boatyard
2059 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

Vice-Chair: Clinton Barras
Term: 10/17 – 10/20
701 Simonton St.
Key West, FL 33040
305-849-9224 (cell)


Non-governmental Members



Governmental Members



  • NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Ex-Officio Staff (non-voting)


    Edward Lindelof
    Acting Sanctuary Superintendent
    Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
    33 East Quay Rd.
    Key West, FL 33040


    Beth Dieveney
    Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
    33 East Quay Rd.
    Key West, FL 33040