Waterside Chat: Joel Johnson of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Chumash Sanctuary coastline, by Robert Schwemmer via NOAA

Joel Johnson, the President and CEO of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, will join the Marine Fish Conservation Network and host Tom Sadler for an online Waterside Chat on Friday, September 22nd.

The foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those special places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The foundation safeguards species and the places they call home, and preserves America’s maritime history. Among other topics, Joel and Tom plan to discuss:

  • What’s new at the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • Joel’s plans for the coming year at the foundation
  • Updates on marine sanctuary designations, including the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Please RSVP today to reserve your spot for what promises to be a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation. This Waterside Chat will also be recorded for later viewing and publication as a podcast.

The Marine Fish Conservation Network’s Waterside Chat series connects people who depend on healthy oceans and fisheries with the issues that directly affect them and their communities. Each episode the Network’s Deputy Director Tom Sadler talks with different guests about ocean policy and fisheries management topics. He engages them in genuine and thoughtful conversations about what policy decisions mean for people’s livelihoods, communities, recreation, and coastal ways of life. Join the Network’s email list to learn about future Chats. You can also watch past Chats and subscribe to the podcast.

Top photo: Chumash Sanctuary coastline, by Robert Schwemmer via NOAA

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