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July 16, 2015

Marine Resources Advisory Council to further work on ocean acidification in WA at upcoming meeting in Port Orchard

The Washington Marine Resources Advisory Council (MRAC) will hold their next meeting on July 22nd, from 10am to 3pm at the NOAA Manchester Research Station in Port Orchard to discuss recent updates and review progress on adaptation and remediation strategies of ocean acidification in Washington.

WA State Senator & MRAC Member Kevin Ranker giving updates on funding for OA thru the WA Legislature at a previous MRAC meeting in Olympia

WA State Senator & MRAC Member Kevin Ranker giving updates on funding for OA thru the WA Legislature at a previous MRAC meeting in Olympia

We’ve written on ocean acidification at length in previous posts, read more here.

The upcoming MRAC meeting on the 22nd will include:

  • Updates from other ocean acidification groups on recent events and efforts
  • Review outcomes of the state budget process
  • Review progress towards Blue Ribbon Panel’s recommendations related to adaptation and remediation, and discuss MRAC’s targeted priorities for future activities

See the full agenda: 2015_0722_MRAC_MtgAgenda

This meeting will be held at the NOAA Manchester Research Station, 7305 Beach Dr. East, Port Orchard, WA. If you haven’t been there before, it might be a little tricky, check out the MeetingDirections if you plan to attend. MRAC meetings are open to the public.

Surfrider members and aquatic recreational enthusiasts have a seat at the table thru Washington Policy Manager Gus Gates, if you are interested in getting more involved, or have an issue related to ocean acidification that you’d like to discuss, drop him a line.

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