Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan Open House Listening Session

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

6:00- 8:00 pm

The Virden Retreat Center – University of Delaware

Harbor 1 & 2

700 Pilottown Rd

Lewes, DE 19958


The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) invites the public to attend an Open House in Lewes, Delaware to consider a Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. The Draft Plan outlines a series of actions on how federal and state agencies, tribes and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council may better collaborate to ensure healthy, productive, and resilient marine ecosystems and sustainable ocean uses in the Mid-Atlantic, including state and federal waters off Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.


An opportunity to provide public comment on the Draft Plan will be provided.


Prior to the Open House the draft Plan will be available at:



Please join us at this Open House & Public Listening Session for an opportunity to learn more about the Draft Plan and provide public comment to the MidA RPB.


Final Agenda

Please note times are approximate and may shift as needed.


5:30 pm         Registration

6:00 pm         Welcome Remarks

Kate Morrison, Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO)

Sarah Cooksey, Delaware Coastal Programs


6:10 pm         Presentation: Overview of the Mid-Atlantic Draft Ocean Action Plan

John Kennedy, Maritime Administration, US Department of Transportation

Sarah Cooksey, Delaware Coastal Programs

Kelsey Leonard, Shinnecock Indian Nation


6:30 pm         Q&A Listening Session

Note: The time is approximate and this portion of the agenda will last for as long as there is interest from the public. Participants will be encouraged to then join the poster session for additional information and discussion.

                        Kate Morrison, MARCO (facilitator)


7:30 pm         Poster Session

                        Representatives of Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body entities


8:00 pm         Open House adjourns