Open Ocean Trustees Extend Deadline to Comment on Draft Restoration Plan 2


The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group released the Draft Restoration Plan 2 on May 15, 2019, for a 45-day public comment period, ending on July 1. It proposes 18 preferred restoration alternatives for fish, sea turtles, marine mammals, and mesophotic and deep benthic communities. Following the release, we held a public meeting and two public webinars to present the draft plan and receive public comments. Based on requests, the Trustees have extended the deadline to submit comments to July 15, 2019.

Public comments can be submitted online and through the mail:

  • Online via the public comment portal
  • Mail:
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    P.O. Box 29649
    Atlanta, GA 30345

We encourage you to review the plan, fact sheets and other materials, and provide your comments by the July 15 deadline. Please note that due to system maintenance, the public comment portal will be unavailable from 8 PM ET Friday, June 21, to approximately 2 PM ET Sunday, June 23.