Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting in Key West

Nov. 30, 2010

Media Contact:

Karrie Carnes
305-809-4700 x236



Sanctuary Advisory Council

NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary will hold a public meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council in Key West, FL, on Tuesday, December 14. 

Items on the agenda include a discussion on enforcement in the sanctuary from the major agencies involved, including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and NOAA at 10:30 a.m.

Presentations at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. will focus on restoration of the coral ecosystem within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Alex Brylske and Bill Chalfant from Florida Keys Community College will talk about the college’s marine sciences program at 3:45 p.m. There will be opportunities for public comment at 10:00 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. 

WHAT: Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

WHEN: December 14, 2010, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 East Quay Rd., Key West, FL 33040

WHO: NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

To receive more information, or to request a meeting agenda, please contact Lilli Ferguson at 305-292-0311 or Lilli.Ferguson@noaa.gov.

Authorized in 1990 and established in 1992, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations on managing and protecting the sanctuary. The council has 20 representatives and alternates from community constituent groups, and 10 government agencies have non-voting representatives on the council. Serving in a voluntary capacity, the council members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public.

The sanctuary was established in 1990 in recognition of the special resources found in and around the waters of the Florida Keys. NOAA and the State of Florida jointly developed a comprehensive plan to protect and manage sanctuary resources.

NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Visit us at http://www.noaa.gov or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usnoaagov.