Public comment is a vital part of creating federal policy and allows for independent organizations to advise and offer suggestions to federal agencies looking to implement policy.
PISCO scientists and policy coordinators draft comments for legislation, reports, and management plans that are relevant to our 3 designated policy arenas, Marine Reserves and other protected areas, Climate Change and Sustainable Marine Resources; and that will impact our primary research habitats, Rocky Shores, Kelp Forests and Coastal Oceans.
West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health download here
December 2007 - Submitted PISCO comments on WCGA
Draft Work Plans for Carrying Out the WCGA Action Plan download here
January 2009 - Submitted PISCO comments
November 2008 - Submitted PISCO comments to Management Plan Review Team
September 2009 - PISCO PI Mark Carr Testifies to IOPTF
October 2009 - Submitted PISCO comments for the Interim report of the IOPTF download here
February 2010 - Submitted PISCO comments for the report entitled "Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning" download here