Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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Chapter 8. STAKEHOLDERS

Describe how the nominated site involves stakeholders and local communities in designation and management, and specify specific coordination measures or mechanisms currently in place


Stakeholders involvement Involvement Description of involvement Specific coordination measures Comments (if any)
Institutions yes The Sanctuary Advisory Council was established to facilitate communication between the sanctuary staff and the diverse groups of people interested in how sanctuary resources are managed. The Council consists of 21 members: 16 nongovernmental voting members and 5 governmental non-voting members. The 16 voting Council members represent a variety of regional interests and stakeholders, including: Recreational Diving, Diving Operations, Oil and Gas Industry, Conservation, Education, Research, Commercial Fishing, and Recreational Fishing. The combined expertise and experience of these individuals creates an advisory council that is a valuable and effective resource for the sanctuary manager. It is also a forum for consultation and deliberation among its members on regional issues that affect the Gulf of Mexico. The Sanctuary Advisory Council holds open meetings to ensure continued public input on management issues and to increase public awareness and knowledge of the sanctuary environment. Public participation at these meetings is welcomed and encouraged.
Public yes The Sanctuary Advisory Council was established to facilitate communication between the sanctuary staff and the diverse groups of people interested in how sanctuary resources are managed. The Council consists of 21 members: 16 nongovernmental voting members and 5 governmental non-voting members. The 16 voting Council members represent a variety of regional interests and stakeholders, including: Recreational Diving, Diving Operations, Oil and Gas Industry, Conservation, Education, Research, Commercial Fishing, and Recreational Fishing. The combined expertise and experience of these individuals creates an advisory council that is a valuable and effective resource for the sanctuary manager. It is also a forum for consultation and deliberation among its members on regional issues that affect the Gulf of Mexico. The Sanctuary Advisory Council holds open meetings to ensure continued public input on management issues and to increase public awareness and knowledge of the sanctuary environment. Public participation at these meetings is welcomed and encouraged.
Decision-makers yes The Sanctuary Advisory Council was established to facilitate communication between the sanctuary staff and the diverse groups of people interested in how sanctuary resources are managed. The Council consists of 21 members: 16 nongovernmental voting members and 5 governmental non-voting members. The 16 voting Council members represent a variety of regional interests and stakeholders, including: Recreational Diving, Diving Operations, Oil and Gas Industry, Conservation, Education, Research, Commercial Fishing, and Recreational Fishing. The combined expertise and experience of these individuals creates an advisory council that is a valuable and effective resource for the sanctuary manager. It is also a forum for consultation and deliberation among its members on regional issues that affect the Gulf of Mexico. The Sanctuary Advisory Council holds open meetings to ensure continued public input on management issues and to increase public awareness and knowledge of the sanctuary environment. Public participation at these meetings is welcomed and encouraged.
Economic-sectors yes The Sanctuary Advisory Council was established to facilitate communication between the sanctuary staff and the diverse groups of people interested in how sanctuary resources are managed. The Council consists of 21 members: 16 nongovernmental voting members and 5 governmental non-voting members. The 16 voting Council members represent a variety of regional interests and stakeholders, including: Recreational Diving, Diving Operations, Oil and Gas Industry, Conservation, Education, Research, Commercial Fishing, and Recreational Fishing. The combined expertise and experience of these individuals creates an advisory council that is a valuable and effective resource for the sanctuary manager. It is also a forum for consultation and deliberation among its members on regional issues that affect the Gulf of Mexico. The Sanctuary Advisory Council holds open meetings to ensure continued public input on management issues and to increase public awareness and knowledge of the sanctuary environment. Public participation at these meetings is welcomed and encouraged.
Local communities no
Others no