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Sanctuary Advisory Council

Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC)

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council provides the sanctuary superintendent with advice on a variety of identified priority issues for the sanctuary. The advisory council, through its members, serves as a liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues and acts as a conduit, relaying the community’s interests, concerns, and management needs to the sanctuary. As a community-based body the advisory council members represent public interest groups, local industry, commercial and recreational user groups, academia, conservation groups, government agencies, and the general public. Members serve three-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms in one seat.

Read the Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter (9.2MB PDF).

The council amended their charter on August 23, 2012 to add a non-voting youth seat. Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter Amendment #1 (181KB PDF)

If you have any questions concerning the council feel free to contact Leslie Abramson, Advisory Council Coordinator, at 415-561-6622 ext 306 or Leslie.Abramson@noaa.gov.