Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network Seeking Stakeholder Perspectives on Ocean Acidification

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The Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) is seeking perspectives on ocean acidification from members of commercial fishing, seafood, aquaculture, charter boat and recreational fishing organizations in the Mid-Atlantic. MACAN is a nexus of scientists, tribal, federal, and state agency representatives, resource managers, and affected industry partners who seek to coordinate and guide regional observing, research, and modeling of ocean and coastal acidification. MACAN would like to gain a better understanding of how stakeholders see coastal and ocean acidification affecting business operations or recreational fishing activities now or in the future. In addition, MACAN is seeking thoughts on opportunities to raise awareness and encourage participation in regional efforts to monitor for and adapt to coastal and ocean acidification.   

You can help by participating in MACAN’s Stakeholder Outreach Survey. To access the survey, click on your industry or affiliation from the list below. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses are voluntary and anonymous. Please respond by June 14, 2019.
Commercial Shellfish Industry Survey
Commercial Finfish Industry Survey
Seafood Industry Survey
Recreational Fishermen Survey
Charter Boat Industry Survey
Aquaculture Industry Survey

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If you have any questions about the survey, please contact survey coordinators Kirstin Wakefield at Kirstin.wakefield@gmail.com or Grace Saba at saba@marine.rutgers.edu.  If you’d like to learn more about MACAN, please visit www.MidACAN.org, or send an email to: info@MidACAN.org. This survey is a collaborative effort with Rutgers University. For more information, please contact Dr. Grace Saba, Assistant Professor, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, 71 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Email: saba@marine.rutgers.edu.

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