ITHACA, NY – The experiences of Sea Grant representatives recently returned from educational outreach travel to American Samoa and Japan are expected to benefit the anticipated announcement of freshwater marine sanctuaries in New York’s Great Lakes region and coastal interests in the marine district of the state.
At the request of the National Marine Sanctuaries program, New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist David G. White traveled to the U.S. Island territory of American Samoa to introduce coastal resource leaders to the award-winning Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational program.
‘Our focus in inviting New York Sea Grant to share its best practices for clean, safe and environmentally-friendly boating is to enhance the safety of those who work, explore, and conduct research in the six National Marine Sanctuaries surrounding American Samoa,’ said Dana Wilkes, Small Boats Coordinator with the NOAA National Ocean Service, Seattle, Wash.
CLICK on the LINK BELOW for comments from Hawaii Sea Grant Director Darren T. Lerner and to read more about the outreach in Samoa and about a trip earlier this year when National Sea Grant Advisory Board Chairman Dale Baker traveled to Japan with a delegation of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Sea Grant leaders from several states for an International Sea Grant Symposium at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. Japan is interested in enhancing its coastal resources management with Sea Grant-style programming.
LINK to complete release: http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2679