Created in 2003 and managed by NOAA’s National MPA Center, the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPAFAC) provides actionable recommendations and policy guidance to the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior, and to their state, tribal and local counterparts, on timely issues facing MPAs throughout the coastal, marine and Great Lakes waters of the United States. The committee’s 20 members represent diverse perspectives about marine protected areas (MPAs) and ocean management, and work together to craft consensus-based solutions to today’s important challenges.
In collaboration with the Department of the Interior, NOAA seeks nominations from 11 highly qualified people interested in serving on the MPAFAC’s 2019-2022 term. Additional information, including membership criteria, application requirements, and contact information, are available on the MPAFAC’s website at: https://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/fac/membership/. The application deadline has been extended to January 8, 2019.