Ocean Conservation

The focus points for this work group include:


  • Development of a comprehensive understanding of how conservation efforts intersect with changing oceanic conditions such as climate change, shifts in species distribution, and new uses such as aquaculture and wind energy.
  • Identification of conservation measures and areas of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean that should be prioritized for conservation through community engagement of diverse sectors.
  • Learn more about the status and trends in ocean aquaculture.

2023 Ocean Conservation Work Plan and Progress Report