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Congrats to These Ocean Management Planning Teams

The Rhode Island Special Area Management Planning Team, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Planning Body, and the Northeast Regional Ocean Planning Body all won the 2017 Excellence in Solutions award from the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. The award states: to fully utilize and protect the ocean requires good planning which is why this year’s Solutions Award is going to three model programs that engage a wide range of ocean stakeholders including state, federal, and tribal ocean resource managers to better understand, map, and make use of our public seas for all citizens.

Peter Benchley

Photo Credit: Peter Benchley Ocean Awards