U.S. Coral Reef Task Force to Meet September 14-15 in Miami, FL
The United States Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior announce a public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) September 14-15, in Miami, FL. Through the coordinated efforts of its members, including representatives of 12 federal agencies, the governors of seven states and territories, and the leaders of the Freely Associated States, the Task Force has helped lead U.S. efforts to protect and manage valuable coral reef ecosystems in the U.S. and internationally.
This two-day public meeting will feature a joint meeting with the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force and a keynote speech by Andrew Skeat, the Executive Director of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
On Monday, Sept. 13 three pre-meeting symposiums will be held on “Improving the Science and Management of Florida’s Coral Reef Ecosystems,” “Damage Assessment and Restoration Protocols for Coral Reef Habitats” and “Sustainable Diving and Snorkeling Practices.” All symposiums and the two-day meeting are free and open to the public.
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