Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Accepting Advisory Council Applicants

A humpback whale breaches on Stellwagen Bank about 25 miles east of Boston, Monday, Aug. 22, 2005. The area around Stellwagen Bank is designated as a national marine sanctuary. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

HYANNIS – The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four open primary seats and three alternate seats on its Advisory Council.

The council advises the sanctuary superintendent and ensures public participation in its management. Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in field of the seat they are applying for.

The open primary seats are in business/industry, conservation, youth and an at-large seat. The alternate seats available are in youth, education and at-large.

More information and applications can be found at or by contacting Elizabeth Stokes by phone at 781-546-6004 or by email at

The application deadline for the council seats is May 31.

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