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New National Policy For Sustainable Marine Aquaculture.

US - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will convene a series of 'listening sessions' to hear recommendations from the public that will help the agency develop a new national policy for sustainable marine aquaculture.

Dates for the listening sessions are as follows:

  • April 14 - Narragansett, Rhode Island
    Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Building, Hazard Room, 1st floor
    Address: 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882

  • April 19 - New Orleans, Louisiana
    Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District Building
    Address: 7400 Leake Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
    Note: You must present a US government-issued photo ID to enter this building.

  • April 22 - Seattle, Washington
    Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Seattle Aquarium
    Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

  • April 27 - Honolulu, Hawaii
    Time: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Location: TBD
    Address: TBD

  • April 29 - Menlo Park, California
    Time: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Location: US Geological Survey Visitors Center Conference Room
    Address: 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, California 94025
    Note: You must present a US government-issued photo ID to enter this building.

  • May 6 - National Call-in (toll free line)
    Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
    Note: A toll-free call-in number will be posted closer to the date.

The NOAA aquaculture listening sessions and national call-in will be an open forum for the public to make recommendations to NOAA officials regarding a new policy that will address all forms of marine aquaculture.

Details on the specific locations and times for the regional listening sessions will be posted on the NOAA Aquaculture Program website. The agency also will accept public comment through the web from April 6 through May 14, 2010.

the Fish Site Editor

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