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Read the January 2020 MARCO News

Posted on Jan 13, 2020

The January 2020 issue of MARCO News was released January 14, 2020.   Contents include: Information about offshore wind energy in the Mid-Atlantic New data layers on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal Deep-water corals and fish in Mid-Atlantic canyons  report of findings MACAN webinars Updates to the MARCO website Spotlight on New Jersey Other States news   The January 2020 issue can be found here.   Look for the next quarterly issue in April...

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Regional Ocean Partnership Act Introduced

Posted on Dec 17, 2019

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean is pleased to inform you that the Regional Ocean Partnership Act (H.R.5390) has been introduced to the House of Representatives to formally authorize Regional Ocean Partnerships, including MARCO, as partners with the federal government to address ocean and coastal concerns. The bill has also been introduced in the Senate (S.2166) and is awaiting a vote. MARCO’s Management Board Chair, Kisha Santiago-Martinez, said the following about the bill: “The Regional Ocean Partnership Act represents an important step in the evolution of regional partnerships like the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), who, for years, has led and fostered collaboration among federal, state, tribal and other stakeholders to meaningfully address ocean management challenges and opportunities. As the Mid-Atlantic ROP, MARCO expresses strong support for this bill, which would enhance its capacity to conduct collaborative activities at the regional level that are critical for conserving ocean health, and increasing the resilience of ocean and coastal areas that support a growing and vital ocean-based economy in the Mid-Atlantic.” You can track the status of the bill...

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