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Final Sanctuary Management Plan Released

In March 2023 NOAA released a Final Management Plan for Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. The plan is accompanied by a Final Environmental Assessment. Learn how the new plan will guide sanctuary management to address priority issues and implement core programs over the next 5-10 years. The final plan is available online.

Sanctuary Advisory Council Members Sought

Applications are now being accepted through February 17, 2023 for 10 seats on the Sanctuary Advisory Council:

*Current incumbent has reached term limit for this seat; ineligible to apply for the same seat again.
Alternate could be eligible to apply for the same seat a fourth time, pursuing the member spot (per ONMS policy).


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