Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four primary and three alternate 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 the following seats: at-large (primary and alternate), business/industry (primary), conservation (primary), education (alternate) and youth (primary and alternate). 

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve a three-year term. 

Applications are due by May 31. To receive an application or for further information, please contact Elizabeth Stokes. You can reach her via email at Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov; by phone at 781-546-6004; or by mail at 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Applications can also be downloaded from the sanctuary's website at http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/.