Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants


January 31, 2018


Gena Parsons, 305-809-4694
Beth Dieveney, 305-809-4710

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is recruiting for 15 seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

The sanctuary is accepting applications for members and alternates representing the following seats: citizen-at-large/Lower Keys, citizen-at-large/Middle Keys, conservation and environment, diving/Lower Keys, diving/Upper Keys (alternate only), education and outreach (member only), fishing/charter flats fishing guide (member only), fishing/commercial marine-tropical, and South Florida ecosystem restoration.

Applicants are evaluated on their expertise and experience, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Members serve three-year terms.
The advisory council consists of 40 primary and alternate members representing a variety of public interest groups. It also includes representatives from 11 government agencies and the five Monroe County municipalities.

bruce popham speaking at a sanctuary advisory council meeting

Applications are due Feb. 26, 2018. To receive an application kit, or for further information, contact Beth.Dieveney@noaa.gov, 305-809-4710, or Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 1083, Key Largo, FL 33037. Application kits may also be downloaded at floridakeys.noaa.gov.

The Advisory Council actively recruits for new members (and alternates) when positions are available. Check our website frequently for updates on how you can help manage your underwater treasures!