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NOAA to host listening session in San Diego

Agency seeking input for implementation of Strategic Plan
November 5, 2018
Science, service and stewardship are at the heart of NOAA's diverse mission.

NOAA is conducting a series of Listening Sessions across the United States to receive public input regarding the implementation of the Department of Commerce's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. As part of the Department of Commerce, NOAA has a role in expanding the Blue Economy, including fishing, shipping, energy, recreation, and tourism.  

RDML Timothy Gallaudet, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere, will discuss opportunities to improve the efficiency of U.S. ports, promote domestic aquaculture production, and expand exploration of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone. His remarks will be followed by a period for public comments. This is an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on implementation of these and other NOAA and Department of Commerce priorities.

WHAT:
NOAA listening session

WHEN:
Fri., Nov. 9
Doors open 2:00 p.m. PST
Listening session begins 2:30 p.m. PST
Media should arrive on site no later than 2:00 p.m. PST

WHERE:
Port of San Diego
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
2nd Floor
Broadway View Room
1000 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

WHO: 
Retired Navy Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere

Key Topic:
To discuss opportunities to improve the efficiency of U.S. ports, promote domestic aquaculture production, and expand exploration of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Media RSVP: 
Media interested in viewing the public session or to request an interview with the NOAA speaker must RSVP to listen.sessions@noaa.gov by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thurs., Nov. 8.