The Hudson Canyon sits roughly 100 miles offshore from New Jersey. Throughout history it has played an economic, environmental, commercial, and recreational role by providing pristine habitat for countless species, from sea turtles to sperm whales.
The Wildlife Conservation Society has proposed the Hudson Canyon to be designated a marine sanctuary. The goals being the conservation of habitat and wildlife, oceanic study and sustainable use of the area, among others. While these are all goals to fully support, it is also important that we preserve access for the recreational angler. The Canyon has long been our prime ground for chasing tuna, swords, mahi etc.
Click Here to visit NOAA’s webpage regarding the proposal and learn more.
Please follow the instructions below to make public comment through August 8, 2022 and let NOAA know that you wish to maintain public access to The Hudson Canyon.
Submit all electronic public comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, www.regulations.gov. The docket number is NOAA-NOS-2022-0053. Click the "Comment Now!" icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.
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Please note the docket number (NOAA-NOS-2022-0053) at the top of your comment.
For more information, contact:
LeAnn Hogan, Eastern Region Operations Coordinator
NOAA Sanctuaries Eastern Regional Office