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Upcoming Council Meeting

The Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet on Friday, June 23, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Manteo, North Carolina. For more information, please visit our Meeting Schedule page.

New Council Members

Congratulations and welcome to our newest and returning council members on their recent appointments!

  • Anna Beckwith, Recreational/Commercial Fishing
  • Debby Boyce, Recreational Diving
  • Matt Landrum, Ocean Sports
  • Andre Nabors, Heritage Tourism
  • Sarah Watkins-Kenney, Conservation
  • Joe Poe, Recreational Diving
  • Nathan Richards, Maritime Archaeological Research
  • Jim Tobin, Citizen-at-Large

Council Vacancies

NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for the following primary community member seats:

  • Recreational/Commercial Fishing
  • Youth

If you are interested in applying for a vacant seat, download the Complete Application Kit, which includes all necessary documents, or you may download the documents individually.

For further information, please contact the Sanctuary Advisory Council Coordinator by email at or by phone at
(757) 591-7329.

Complete Application Kit

Federal Register Notice

Media Advisory

Superintendent's Letter

Application Cover Letter

Application Form

Council Information

Current Council Roster

Current Council Charter


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