On June 2, 2011, the National Ocean Council announced that the public will have 30 days to comment on the strategic action plan outlines for each of the nine objectives in the National Ocean Policy.
Writing teams composed of representatives from the National Ocean Council agencies developed these outlines to provide an initial view as to how federal agencies might address the priority objectives.
The outlines are intended to serve as an early and valuable point in the plan development process for focusing public and stakeholder input.
The deadline for public comments is July 2, 2011. In addition to the online comment period, the council is sponsoring regional listening sessions at various locations around the country.
source: NOAA FishNews