Open for Public Comment: Northeast’s First Draft Ocean Plan
The draft Northeast Ocean Plan is now open for public comment, enabling more transparent, informed, and coordinated ocean decisions for New England waters. Through the Northeast Ocean Data Portal, the plan features unprecedented data access to assist with wise regulatory and management decisions. Its “best practices” guidance will encourage better coordination across government and stronger engagement by stakeholders in management decisions. The final plan will be submitted in September 2016 after nine public meetings and online and written comments.