Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee to meet May 23-24 in Annapolis

May 19, 2017 The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Departments of Commerce and the Interior on issues related to marine protected areas (MPAs), will meet May 23-24 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Annapolis, Maryland. The committee advises the agencies on topics related to the development and implementation of the nation’s system of marine protected areas.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, a marine protected area in Florida.

and reaching a diverse public. The meeting is open to the public, and the meeting agenda and additional meeting information are available online.

Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee meeting

Tue., May 23, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Wed., May 24, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

The public comment period is 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. on May 23.

Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 2nd Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Federal Advisory Committee 
members and representatives of other federal agencies  

For additional information, contact NOAA’s Lauren Wenzel, designated federal official, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, at 240-533-0652 or


Vernon Smith, 240-533-0662
Keeley Belva, 240-533-0940