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Northeast Ocean Plan Receives Official Stamp of Approval

Today marks New England’s most anticipated, and undoubtedly most catalytic milestone in ocean planning: the National Ocean Council has approved the Northeast Ocean Plan, the first of its kind in the nation!… Read the rest

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History Made as the Northeast Ocean Plan is Submitted for Official Review

Yesterday, the Northeast Regional Planning Body submitted the final version of the Northeast Ocean Plan to the National Ocean Council for official review! New England is one step closer to setting an historic precedent, continuing its long tradition of being an innovative national leader in ocean management.… Read the rest

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Calendar of Events

June 30: Northeast Regional Ocean Plan Public Meeting in Portland, Maine

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June 29: Northeast Regional Ocean Plan Public Meeting in Rhode Island

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Ocean planning is underway in the Northeast. We are the first region in the nation to have a formal planning body at work on developing a true regional ocean plan. Learn more about the meetings, requests for public comment, and other ways you can get involved as a stakeholder in New England’s ocean future.

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The New England Ocean Action Network (NEOAN) is a diverse network of organizations, individuals and industries working together to promote new approaches to ocean management in our region based on collaboration, cooperation and sound science. Join our movement for healthy oceans, good government and thriving coastal communities.

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Our Partners

  • North American Marine Environment Protection Association
  • Connecticut Ornithological Association
  • Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association
  • E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs
  • New England Aquarium
  • Surfrider
  • Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
  • Ocean River Institute
  • Save the Bay
  • The Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association
  • Conservation Law Foundation
  • Island Institue
  • MASSPORT
  • Massachusetts Audubon
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Sailors for the Sea
  • Sea Education Association
  • Cape Cod and Island - Self-Reliance
  • Rhode Island Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative
  • Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
  • Deep Water Wind
  • Center for American Progress
  • Audubon Society of Rhode Island
  • Clean Water Action Rhode Island
  • Ocean Renewabale Power Company
  • Mystic Aquarium