Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

We have been provided a link to a NOAA site that provides some background answers:

  • What is the history of the process for designating a sanctuary in Wisconsin, and how has NOAA engaged the state and public?
  • What is happening now and whats are the next steps in the designation process?
  • If designated, how would NOAA engage the state and the public in sanctuary management?
  • Why is the Ordinary High Water (OHWM) mark being considered as the sanctuary's landward boundary?
  • Would sanctuary designation impact riparian rights and state sovereignty?
  • Will the designation impact commercial shipping activities?
  • Will the sanctuary impact commercial or recreational fishing?
  • What are the anticipated costs associated with the sanctuary?

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