The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council advises the sanctuary superintendent on priority issues and connects local communities with the sanctuary. The Advisory Council provides an opportunity for information exchange on issues affecting the health of the sanctuary. Members represent a variety of interests, from fishing to science to conservation. Members serve two to three year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms in one seat. Meetings of the council are open to the public and provide a place where community interests, support, and concerns are heard.
The council renewed its charter and added a Mendocino/Sonoma County Community At-Large seat in February, 2016. Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter (1.1 MB PDF).