Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet Friday

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday.

There will be opportunities for public comment at 11:50 a.m. and 3:05 p.m.

The council will adjourn at 3:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the county council chambers in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

The agenda items include the Vision for Washington Sea Grant Program, West Coast Deep Sea Coral Research Initiative, Assessing Biological Impacts of Regional Oil Spill Response, Scrap Metal Transport Barges and the 2019 Advisory Council Work Plan.

Speakers include Russell Callender, director, Washington Sea Grant; Meredith Everett, Northwest Fisheries Science Center; Scott Hecht, National Marine Fisheries Service; and Capt. Patrick McElligat, U.S. Coast Guard.

The 21-member advisory council reviews strategic plans and advises the sanctuary superintendent on policy matters.

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