Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Members Needed

NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill three seats on its advisory council, which represents the public’s interests in sanctuary matters and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.  The sanctuary is now accepting applications for one primary member seat representing Research.  Applications also are being sought for two alternate member seats representing Conservation.

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and knowledge regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen should expect to serve three-year terms.  Alternates attend meetings when primary members are not available and assume a seat if a primary member resigns.

Applications are due April 21, 2011. To receive an application kit, or for further information please contact Elizabeth Stokes via e-mail at; by phone at 781-545-8026 X 201; or by mail at 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066. Application kits can also be downloaded from the sanctuary’s website at

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