Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan Open House Listening Session

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

6:00- 8:00 pm

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA


The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) invites the public to attend an Open House in Virginia Beach 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.

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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)

Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program


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


Kevin Chu, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program


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