FYI

For Your Information:

From Jesse Cancelmo:
Please see below recently issued National Marine Sanctuaries 5-year Strategic Plan. As the Houston-Clearlake Recreational Diving representatives for the Sanctuary Advisory Council, I am requesting you communicate this information to all of your club members the best way you see fit. In the send-out, please let dive club members know that if they have any questions or comments about this strategic plan, they can contact me directly at jesse@cancelmophoto.com or text me at 713.302.7920.

ONMS Strategic Plan Sept 2017

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Posted September 4: Cleaning and Decontaminating Flood Soaked Scuba Diving Equipment
OceanicVentures Blog

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EO 13795 (America First Offshore Energy Strategy) has ramifications for the six National Marine Sanctuaries and Five National Marine Monuments designated or expanded since April 28, 2007.

To access, go to: www.regulations.gov
Then enter NOAA-NOS-2017-0066 in the search box, click “Search” icon
Comment period is now closed – since August 15

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Information on the Invasive Lionfish problem is available at:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/lionfish/
http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/education/invasivelionfish.html
http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/science/lionfishresearch.html

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FGBNMS 2015 Research Report
Every year, the research staff of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary take on a variety of tasks to help us better understand the sanctuary and make sure it remains healthy. These tasks include exploration, monitoring, habitat characterization, and support of outside research organizations. Scuba and ROV operations from R/V MANTA are an important part of all these activities. The 2015 Research Report provides a nice summary of these activities, but you may also want to explore the Science section of our website to learn more in depth information about specific efforts.

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NOAA has signed an MOU authorizing an MPA relationship with Cuba, including sister sanctuaries with Florida Keys and Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuaries.
Memorandum of Understanding

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Please note the following safety recall for this brand of BC…
Aqua Lung Expands Recall of Buoyancy Compensators Due to Drowning Hazard