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The event is growing every day. Media exposure is also growing. Port St Joe has now joined in so we now have commitments from St Joe, Mexico Beach, Panama City, Destin, Orange Beach, AL thru Zekes Marina. Media outlets are ranging from Mobile, Panama City/Destin, Apalachacola, the FL keys, Miami, up the North East coast. </DIV>I will be on a radio show in the Keys Monday night with a Clear Channel radio station. I have been contacted by several news papers. Others have also been contacted. This event is gaining momentum every hour now.</DIV></DIV>WE NOW HAVE OVER 250 MILES OF COAST LINE JOINING IN THE RALLY. IT'S SPREADING AND GROWING. KEEP THE MESSAGE POSITIVE, KEEP THE WATERWAYS SAFE, AND LET'S HAVE A GREAT DAY ON NOVEMBER 7, 2009!!!!!</DIV></DIV>CCGF, PCBA, DCBA, and many other associations are working together to make REAL "CHANGE" happen. President Obama ran on the platform of "Change". Let's make it happen.</DIV></DIV>I HAVE NEVER KNOWN OF SO MANY DIVERSE GROUPS, RECREATIONAL, COMMERCIAL, BOATERS, SUPPORT BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY LEADERS, CONSUMERS, OCEAN USERS, AND MANY OTHERS COMING TOGETHER AS ONE VOICE. CLEARLY THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THE REAUTHORIZED MAGNUSON/STEVENS ACT ARE NOW ADVERSELY AFFECTING SO MANY. IT'S PAST TIME TO FIX IT. TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT HR1584 AND S1255 AND AMEND THEM TO RELAX OVERFISHING. LET US ENJOY OUR RESOURCES. LET US CONTINUE TO WORK AND FEED OUR FAMILIES AND SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES.</DIV></DIV>KEEP THE MESSAGE MOVING, ASK EVERYONE TO GET INVOLVED.</DIV></DIV>Thanks to everyone who is working, participating, and supporting this effort.</DIV></DIV>Bob</DIV>
 

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Recreational anglers beware!!! Do not let yourselves be caught up in this hype the charter guys are laying on us here. They are concerned with their business profits first and foremost we are secondary at best in their list of concerns. If we allow ourselves to be fooled by their rhetoric, and congress acts on their behalf the recreational angles will end up with 24% of marine fisheries resources. Once that happens it would take another act of Congress to increase the allotment to the recreational sector. Look how bad it has gotten for us with 49% of the TAC allotted to us. Imagine 10 years from now when the number of recreational anglers has increased by 30% what the bag limits and season lengths would be like. Is this what you want for yourselves, you children and all future generations?? I hope not. If you have to gather and I think we should but we should do it apart from the commercial and charter groups and represent ourselves. The charter people want us to show up there are tens of thousands of us in communities along the various state coastal cities. There are only a few thousand of them total. The charter community barely has enough people working in it to sponsor a checkers tournament in each locality. Don't swell their ranks and give a false image that there are that many affected by the change in the charter industry. When it's our turn to demonstrate and protest do you really think they will be there to support us?? No way, for them anything we get takes away from them. Think about it, think about your children and their children and let your conscience be your guide.



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I fell more dumb for reading your post you need some education on the facts Bob II does not support

the SOS plan he is trying to battle the FEDs by your side for your children/grandchildren wake up get some coffee then read some facts on the subject then post something that will help people because the way your headed your grandchildren wont have a chance of catching a Snapper.
 

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Kim,

I and many others fully understand your concerns and frustrations. There are fewer than 100 charterboats supporting sos. I do not and over 1000 fed permitted vessels do not and there are probably another 1000 state licensed vessels who do not. As I have been saying for ever, separation of the rec fish sector will not solve our problem, a new data system will not solve our problem, taking all the commercial fish will not solve our problem, hell, the nmfs says we are estimated to have harvested 4.2 million pounds of red snapper in the rec fishery in just 75 days. How in the hell can anyone think an additional 800,000 pounds would have helped us?

THE PROBLEM IS THE OVERLY RESTRICITIVE OVERFISHING REGULATIONS WHICH ONLY CONGRESS CAN FIX, PERIOD. ALL FISHERMEN, RECREATIONAL, COMMERCIAL, ALL BOATERS, ALL SUPPORT INDUSTRIES, ALL COMMUNITIES, ALL CONSUMERS ARE BEING NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY THESE REGULATIONS. ALL OF US ARE SUFFERING AND THE ONLY FIX IF CONGRESS. IF THE LAW IS CHANGED AND WE HAVE FLEXIBILITY IN FISHERY MANAGEMENT, WE CAN ALL FISH A LITTLE.

THE PROBLEM IS THAT ALL THE ENVIROMENTAL GROUPS ARE OPPOSED TO ADDING FLEXIBILITY. THEY WANT ALL FISHING STOPPED. THEY ARE REASON CONGRESS IS SO RELUCTANT TO AMENDING THE LAW. THE ENVIROS KEEP TELLING CONGRESS THERE MUST NOT BE ANY CHANGE, EVEN IF PEOPLE ARE FORCED OUT OF FISHING, IN 5, 10 YEARS THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FISH AND THEN PEOPLE CAN FISH. I'M NOT WILLING TO WAIT 5 OR 10 YEARS BECAUSE IT IS NOT NECESSARY. 5 OR 10 YEARS FROM NOW NO ONE WILL BE WANTING TO FISH AS THEY WILL ALL BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE.
 

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Gloucester fisherman recently protested the undue influence of the Pew Environment Group and the Environmental Defense Fund on federal fisheries policy managed by NOAA under the direction of Dr. Jane Lubchenco, a former Pew Fellow, former EDF vice chairman and served on the Pew Oceans Commission.

You need to know what the Pew group is about. Read this; http://www.fishingnj.org/netusa17.htm



Also here?s everyone?s November 4th Senate testimony at the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee hearing on The Future of Ocean Governance: Building Our National Ocean Policy.

[url]http://commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=a190dda5-770e-46dd-bfba-4ee64342897e [/url]
 

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That's all the more reason to separate the commercial sectors from the recreational one. Grouping together is a mistake at this point. The charter sector can raise a few thousand people off their boats add family to that a few thousand more. Stretch that from Texas to the Florida coast you may have 50,000 or so charter folks, count the recreational anglers and you probably have 15 or 20 million. That's why they want us to support them. All the politicians that have made a statement about stricter regulation or closures of season have only addressed their concern for the fishing industry. Not a single comment was made by any politician with concern about Joe Public, the recreational angler. So if we stand with them and represent their industry it will cost us in the long run. All the fish caught by commercial boats within U.S. territory belong to the public, they are a natural resource of the United States and belong to every citizen. If recreational anglers want to participate and express their opinion of how NMFS and the Department of Commerce affects us we should organize get together and make it happen in an effort to get the Department of Commerce to get it's mess straightened out. The collection of data needs to be streamlined and made efficient. I'll bet if some one asked the people at NASA or some MIT think tank they could probably come up with a pretty good system for accountability. That would be all fine and well except for the people will will try and cheat the system and that will be just another set of problems like we have now. I do not endorse supporting commercial or charter fishing industry tea parties, demonstrations, boat gathering or what ever. If recreational angles do those same things, I will be there for every one I can get to.



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It is called "L.O.S.T." which stands for Law of the Sea Treaty!! As I see it, this unilateral, unsubstantiated declaration is just a preparatory step by congress to pass the "law of the sea treaty" that will hand over control of all waterways in the United States along with its Marine resources to the United Nations. Check it out!!!!
 

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After all of the "Great ideas and input" I've read on this site, this is the only organized rally/event/protest I've seen or read about that people are actually attending. Please don't degrade this as a for hire or charter boat only event. It's obvious we all love to fish and keep a few of the fish we catch. The only way this will be possible is to rally TOGETHER, charter or not, we have to stand united! A show of force and numbers is the only way to get attention! Please attend .

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The need to show up and protest tomorrow is more importantthan ever whether charter boat or recreational as the Federal government under Obama will be running everything from Washington and farming our Coastline out to the highest bidders. Please recreational and charter need to band together to show the need for Change!<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-VARIANT: small-caps">Top Obama admin officials to report on sweeping national policy <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: right; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal align=right><SPAN class=origin><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">Allison Winter, E&E reporter<DIV style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: #cccccc 0.75pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in"><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">Top Obama <SPAN style="COLOR: #006600" title=http://www.eenews.net/EEDaily/2009/11/02/7/>administration officials will give a progress report this week on their efforts to create a national ocean policy, a plan that could lead to a system of zoning in the sea.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">A Senate Commerce subcommittee will check in on the ocean task force at a hearing Wednesday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Jane Lubchenco and other top officials from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Interior Department and Coast Guard are expected to testify.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">CEQ leads the multi-agency task force aimed at coordinating oceans policy. In September, the group issued an interim report with ideas for improving oceans protection (E&ENews PM, Sept. 17).<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">The recommendations set lofty goals to protect ocean resources and declared it the policy of the United States to protect the health and biological diversity of ocean resources and support "sustainable, safe, secure and productive" uses of the ocean. The report also details requirements for a new ocean council that would coordinate federal policy related to oceans issues.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">The task force and its report all stemmed from a memo President Obama issued in June. He directed the group of two-dozen, top-level administration officials to draft a national ocean policy and develop a framework for marine planning by the end of the year.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">The effort has ignited some opposition from lawmakers concerned that the oceans policy could curtail offshore energy development. A group of 69 House members sent a letter to CEQ Chairwoman Nancy Sutley last month, saying they fear the task force's proposals could inhibit offshore oil, gas and renewable energy development.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">The 10 Democrats and 59 Republicans who signed the letter said the interim report did not give enough support to other priorities, like <SPAN style="COLOR: #006600" title=http://www.eenews.net/EEDaily/2009/11/02/7/>economic development of ocean resources and recreational use of waters.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">The interim report includes a call for federal agencies to use ecosystems-based <SPAN style="COLOR: #006600" title=http://www.eenews.net/EEDaily/2009/11/02/7/>management and new marine spatial planning systems, or ocean "zoning," to assess projects at sea.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">It also sets five areas of "special emphasis" for ocean conservation: climate change adaptation, regional ecosystem protection, water quality on land, and environmental stewardship in the Arctic and Great Lakes.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">Marine experts have widely hailed the new ocean policy, calling it a historic, unprecedented effort from the White House on ocean conservation. But they say the administration will have to make a significant effort if it hopes to see some of the goals for ocean conservation come to fruition.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">For their part, agency officials have been vague on how the new ocean policy could affect individual decisions like whether to approve offshore energy development.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">Representatives from NOAA, the Interior Department and Defense Department have said the new ocean policy would not change their ongoing work to review permits for projects such as the Cape Wind proposal in Massachusetts.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">But the changes could come later, according to Lubchenco. The process of siting and permitting similar projects in the future could take a very different approach after the task force creates recommendations for a "marine spatial planning" system that could essentially set up a system for zoning ocean resources.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">The marine spatial planning framework -- which the task force will begin to put in motion by the end of the year -- will set parameters for how the federal government could approach ocean development at the ecosystem level, rather than just project by project in different isolated agencies.<o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p><P style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 0in; mso-border-top-alt: solid #CCCCCC .75pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia">Last week, the task force wrapped up the last of its public meetings to gain input on the ocean plan. 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