West Coast stakeholders are leading the charge to create an efficient, data-driven regional ocean planning process. This group, which includes federal agencies, tribes, the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and the states of California, Washington, and Oregon, is working towards establishing a West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB). Although in the preliminary stages of developing a West Coast RPB, the end goal is to create an ocean plan that improves the future of the West Coast’s ocean economy, marine environment, and coastal communities.
The group is currently focused on three overarching objectives:
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