Category: Latest Updates


Third Ocean Frontiers Film Highlights Ocean Management and the ‘Blue Economy’

Posted by NEOAN in Latest Updates, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on Third Ocean Frontiers Film Highlights Ocean Management and the ‘Blue Economy’

2nd March

The crew that brought us Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship and Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea is back with a third installment.… Read the rest

Northeast Ocean Plan Receives Official Stamp of Approval

Posted by Aimee Bushman in Latest Updates, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on Northeast Ocean Plan Receives Official Stamp of Approval

7th December

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


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

Posted by Amanda Yanchury in Latest Updates, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on History Made as the Northeast Ocean Plan is Submitted for Official Review

20th October

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


The Comment Period is Over . . . So, What’s Next for the Northeast Ocean Plan?

Posted by Aimee Bushman in Latest Updates, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on The Comment Period is Over . . . So, What’s Next for the Northeast Ocean Plan?

8th August

In a recent regionwide poll conducted by Edge Research, 66 percent of New Englanders support the implementation of a regional ocean plan. Just 54 percent felt the ocean was in good health – a lukewarm response, at best.… Read the rest


Entire Northeast Congressional Delegation Supports Northeast Regional Ocean Plan Efforts

Posted by Aimee Bushman in Latest Updates, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on Entire Northeast Congressional Delegation Supports Northeast Regional Ocean Plan Efforts

15th July

On Thursday, July 14, the Northeast Congressional delegation once again lent their avid support for regional ocean planning – and this time, in a very big way.… Read the rest


Public Meetings on the Northeast Regional Ocean Spark Diverse and Productive Dialogue

Posted by Aimee Bushman in Latest Updates, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on Public Meetings on the Northeast Regional Ocean Spark Diverse and Productive Dialogue

29th June

The public meetings in New England surrounding the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan thus far have enjoyed robust attendance, but questions remain. On May 25, the Northeast Regional Planning Body released the nation’s first draft regional ocean plan, kicking off a 60-day comment period for New England, with nine public meetings scheduled from Connecticut to Maine throughout the month of June.… Read the rest


May 25: Northeast Regional Ocean Plan Draft Release and Webinar

Posted by NEOAN in Events, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on May 25: Northeast Regional Ocean Plan Draft Release and Webinar

4th May

The Northeast Regional Planning Body will host a webinar from 12-2pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, to present the much-anticipated Northeast Regional Ocean Plan draft!   The purpose of the webinar will be to: –Announce the availability of the draft Northeast regional ocean plan.… Read the rest

Detangling the Risks of Fishing Line for Right Whales

Posted by Amanda Yanchury in Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on Detangling the Risks of Fishing Line for Right Whales

16th March

We have many reasons to appreciate the role of modern technology in today’s fisheries. Electronics, equipment upgrades, and other technological advances have led to more efficient, effective, and economical fisheries.… Read the rest


After Successful Fall Meeting, the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan Enters the Final Stretch

Posted by Aimee Bushman in Latest Updates, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on After Successful Fall Meeting, the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan Enters the Final Stretch

1st December

The North Atlantic is renowned for its incredible beauty, access to iconic keystone species, and rich maritime history. But today, New England’s coasts and ocean are busier than ever, with more stakeholders and a more diverse complexity of interests than ever before.… Read the rest


Richard Delaney: ‘Research in action’ helps drive ocean management

Posted by Amanda Yanchury in Faces of Ocean Planning, Latest Updates, Regional Ocean Planning. Comments Off on Richard Delaney: ‘Research in action’ helps drive ocean management

27th October

Rich Delaney knows that in order to protect coastal environments, marine mammals, and ecosystems, you must first understand them: What are the unique needs of these places and the animals that depend on them, and what is the best way to protect them?… Read the rest



Latest Updates

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May 2, 2017: Stakeholder Forum – Northeast Ocean Plan
The Northeast Regional Planning Body is convening a stakeholder forum prior to the upcoming NRPB meeting.  The stakeholder forum is open to the public and...
May 18: ‘Ocean Frontiers III’ Film Screening
The crew that brought us Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship and Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story...
May 24, 2017: Northeast RPB Public Meeting
The Northeast Regional Planning Body (NRPB) will convene its next public meeting on May 24 at the National Marine Fisheries Service GARFO office in...