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.
The Northeast RPB is pleased to announce the 2014 Recreational Use Survey. The survey is an opt-in, online tool to collect data about individual recreation uses, such as sea kayaking, surfing, and general beach use.
Sep. 30–Throughout its Fall Public Meeting Series, the RPB will be seeking feedback and discussion on options under the Effective Decision Making goal and the Healthy Ocean and Coastal Ecosystems goal of the Framework of Ocean Planning in the Northeastern United States. In addition to the meetings, comments will also be accepted online at the Public Comment Portal.