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Voice your support for our ocean: Comments needed on the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument Management Plan

This deep-sea holothurian was observed swimming on Dive 05 at Fina Nagu Caldera D.
(NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas)

Check out the video: HERE


The Marianas Trench marine protected area is an ocean sanctuary that honors our traditions, our shared connection and our obligation to our ocean. The marine protected area secures our lifeblood and our provider, for us and for every generation to come.


Right now we have a unique opportunity to voice ourselves and stand up for our ocean. The federal government has published a draft management plan and is asking our people for input. This opportunity to shape the protection of the Marianas Trench marine protected areas is a once-in-a-decade window, and it is crucial that our community is heard. Show up and be heard at any of the following virtual public information sessions:
 
Tinian, June 2 https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-
meets/onstage/g.php?MTID=e50b8a7805dc30183c17822b48e3913d9

Call-in option: US Toll +1-415-527-5035; Access code: 199 773 3862
 
Rota, June 3 https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-
meets/onstage/g.php?MTID=e97db3c69cc501cf881bd6b61b0266993

Call-in option: US Toll +1-415-527-5035; Access code: 199 284 6500
 
Saipan, June 8 https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-
meets/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed062a9a6af545489e80e8cb980d5b57d

Call-in option: US Toll +1-415-527-5035; Access code: 199 320 4912
 
Guam, June 10 https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-
meets/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef00b670746bd088d2fd679a0478765e9

Call-in option: US Toll +1-415-527-5035; Access code: 199 558 2463
 
All four meetings will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. ChST.

Use Webex meetings password: trench

For information on how to join a Webex meeting, visit the Webex webpage or the Webex Help Center.
 
Visit the NOAA Fisheries and USFWS webpages for more info.