The Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) is responsible for developing New England’s ocean plan. The National Ocean Policy, established by Presidential Executive Order in 2010, called for the formation of nine regionally focused RPBs to better manage the nation’s oceans and coasts.
The ocean and the livelihoods it supports are vital to New England. People in New England greatly value our ocean heritage and are seeking basic needs from the ocean—jobs, food, energy, and recreation, among others—in new and increasingly complex ways.
Mar. 12, 2014—The Northeast Regional Ocean Council and the Northeast Regional Planning Body have released a new RFP to develop products characterizing coastal and marine recreational activity in New England.
Feb. 20, 2014 – The Northeast Regional Ocean Council and the Northeast Regional Planning Body have released a new RFP to develop products characterizing marine life distribution, abundance, and trends.