Ed Johnstone and Mikah McCarty testify on Marine Spacial Planning

October 18th, 2010  |  Published in Legislative Meetings  |  1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, a field hearing was held by the Senate Natural Resources, Ocean and Recreation Committee on an update on the implementation of SSB 6350, which established a Marine Spacial Planning process in Washington.

Shortly, Marine Spacial Planning is a process to allocate human activities to best protection natural resources in the ocean.

Testifying were Ed Johnstone, policy spokesperson for the Quinault Indian Nation and Makah tribal council member Mikah McCarty.

Click play on the window below to watch the hearing, starting with the testimony from representatives from the treaty tribes:

You can download or view the entire hearing here.

Here is some background information on SSB 6350.


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