Community Assessment of Marine Uses

If you live in Baldwin or Mobile Counties and like to swim, boat, fish – commercially or recreationally- the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) and the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) would like your input. A community assessment of how people use our marine resources will be taking place from Monday, October 28 through December 3, 2013. You can provide your input online by taking the assessment.

Representatives from Alabama State Port Authority, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ADCNR, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Gulf State Marine Fisheries Commission, Geological Survey of Alabama, Mississippi – Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, U.S. Coast Guard, and Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have joined together to improve communication between and cooperation among differing commercial and recreational interests concerning marine resources. Responses received will help to improve coordination of the many ways our coastal waters are used.

The MBNEP’s mission is to promote the wise stewardship of water quality and living resources of the Mobile Bay and Tensaw Delta. The MBNEP serves as a catalyst for activities of estuary stakeholders, helping to build community-based organizational capacity for sound resource management and leveraging commitment and investment to ensure the estuary’s sustainability. For more information about this program or others, please contact the MBNEP office at 251-431-6409.

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