Increase conservation of America’s coastal land and waters
Dr. Richard Spinrad
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (DOC)
Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
By September 30, 2023, in support of the America the Beautiful initiative, NOAA will advance formal designation or expansion processes to conserve at least 590,000 square miles of additional coastal and marine habitats as National Marine Sanctuaries or National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs) to help ensure that nationally significant resources continue to provide economic, social, and environmental benefits for future generations.