Synthesis of Public Comments to NOAA on Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad
NOAA Fisheries has released a publication synthesizing public input on how to make fisheries, protected resources, and aquaculture more resilient to climate change.
In response to Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, NOAA Fisheries has gathered public input on how to best achieve the objectives outlined in Section 216(c), making fisheries, protected resources, and aquaculture more resilient to climate change.
NOAA received input from a variety of organizations and sectors including environmental groups, fishing sectors (commercial, recreational, and aquaculture), state and tribal wildlife agencies, and academic and scientific entities.
Analysis of the comments identified 12 major themes in the input received: Executive Order approach; management for a changing climate; habitat considerations; protected resources; aquaculture; economic considerations; data needs; research needs; reductions in carbon emissions; ocean-based renewable energy; funding needs; and outreach, education, training and communication.