Marine Sanctuaries as a Mid-Atlantic Conservation Tool

During this publicly available and free webinar, participants will learn about the designation of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and innovative approaches for accommodating various uses, including fishing, for the primary purpose of protecting natural and cultural resources. We will then hear how the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal can be used to visualize use of ocean and coastal space. This webinar is particularly timely given the ongoing designation process of a national marine sanctuary at Hudson Canyon. Please join us January 31, 2023, from 11 AM - 12 PM EST to learn about marine sanctuaries.


  • Introductions and Opening Remarks, Kevin Hassell, Environmental Specialist, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Coastal Management Program
  • Accommodating Multiple Uses: A Case Study from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Ben Haskell, Deputy Superintendent Stellwagen Bank NMS
  • Exploring the Hudson Canyon with the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal: Karl Vilacoba, Communications Director, Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University
  • Q&A




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