Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Diver Advisory Council

Sanctuary Advisory Council News



Next Council Meeting - October 26, 2022

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Virtual Meeting - Attendee Registration

More details including agenda coming soon.


Advisory Council Recruitment

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council is not currently recruiting for seats. Typical recruitment seasons occur in late fall and late spring.

Gray's Reef Council provides the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with advice and recommendations on the management of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The advisory council is composed of 19 representatives from various user groups, government agencies, and the public at large. The members represent a variety of stakeholders, including fishing, diving, conservation, science, education, citizens-at-large, state agencies, and federal agencies.

For more information, contact Scott Kathey, Resource Protection Coordinator, at scott.kathey@noaa.gov or 912-598-2381.


The Importance of Diversity

Whether within a natural ecosystem or a human community, diversity creates strength and resilience. NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries values the remarkable diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experience found throughout sanctuary communities, and invites a wide range of individuals to seek membership on our sanctuary advisory councils. With a diverse membership, advisory councils can broaden access to understanding and participation in marine conservation and governance, foster innovation and creative problem solving, and can help advance the mission of the National Marine Sanctuary System.

"National marine sanctuaries are dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of America's marine and cultural legacy," said John Armor, director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. "They are also places where people from diverse backgrounds can find common ground and discuss possible solutions to critical challenges facing the ocean. We welcome and value the wide range of perspectives and expertise that advisory council members bring to the national marine sanctuary system."

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