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Grays Reef Sanctuary seeking council applicants
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NOAA’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for three seats on its advisory council representing the sport fishing, conservation and charter/commercial fishing communities. The council ensures public input in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

Candidates will be selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and familiarity with the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve three-year terms, pursuant to the council’s charter.

“The sanctuary advisory council provides a vital place for the community and sanctuary management to exchange ideas, discuss issues and share information,’’ said George Sedberry, superintendent of Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary. “We are excited about the role our advisory council has played in the management of the sanctuary and we look forward to working with new members.”

The Gray’s Reef Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in August 1999 to ensure continued public participation in the management of the sanctuary.

Applications for the advisory council seat are due June 29. To receive an application kit, or for more information, contact Becky Shortland at, 912-598-2381 or 10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411.

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