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No More MPA Federal Advisory Committee

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As of September 30, 2019, the U.S. Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Federal Advisory Committee has been discontinued. The committee was set up to advise NOAA and the Department of the Interior on ways to strengthen the nation’s system of MPAs (see Committee charter). It included representatives of diverse stakeholder groups, including scientists, academia, commercial fishermen, anglers, divers, state and tribal

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New Documentary on Saving Species from Extinction

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Actress Claire Danes has signed on to narrate “Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction,” the new documentary that captures remarkable comeback stories of endangered species from around the world that are rebounding thanks to human efforts. The film will launch in the U.S. and open worldwide in Giant Screen, IMAX and Digital 3D cinemas beginning October 26, 2019. Watch

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Adopt a Florida Manatee

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If you like to plan early for holiday shopping season, Save the Manatee Club wants to let you know you have the option to adopt a real Florida manatee for family and friends.  More than 30 manatees are available for adoption and can be viewed at savethemanatee.org/adopt. Save the Manatee Club, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was co-founded in 1981 by

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Contributes $4.4 Billion to State

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation released a study showing that economic activity generated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is responsible for contributing $4.4 billion and 43,000 jobs across the state of Florida.  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a major driver of tourism and recreation dollars, offering opportunities for world-class diving and fishing alongside abundant and varied wildlife.

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