NOAA Seeks Input on Enforcement Priorities

August 10, 2010 at 10:23 am | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: NOAA

Follow-on from summit seeks solutions for achieving compliance, consistency, transparency

Fishermen, stakeholders, and the general public still have two weeks to comment on NOAA’s enforcement priorities and the agency’s National Enforcement Summit held in Washington earlier this week, through the summit’s website.

Materials from the one day facilitated summit, including a fully captioned recording of the summit’s webcast are now online at the summit website — http://noaaenforcementsummit2010.ecr.gov — along with all agency and stakeholder presentations.

NOAA is seeking additional input from interested stakeholders and the public by providing an opportunity for them to respond to the same questions asked of summit participants, and requesting feedback on the effectiveness of the webcast and design of the summit. Comments will be open for the next two weeks, closing on August 20.

More than 80 representatives of the commercial and recreational fishing industries, non-governmental organizations, state and federal enforcement agencies, and NOAA came together Tuesday, August 3 in Washington, D.C., to focus on how NOAA can better ensure effective marine resource management and conservation through consistent and transparent enforcement…more

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