Surfrider Foundation staff attended the latest meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) March 21-24 in Baltimore, Maryland. The RPB held lengthy discussions about the impending release of their draft Ocean Action Plan (OAP) in June 2016.

The RPB discussed their commitment to using data they have collected on ocean uses and ocean ecosystems in various permitting processes in the future. They also debated the many actions included in the OAP that seek to make ocean management more effective.IMG_1963

The RPB will host evening listening sessions in each Mid-Atlantic state about their draft Plan in July 2016. The public is urged to attend these sessions in order to let the RPB know their thoughts on ocean management.