Coastal Management Spatial Planning Training

Federal agents are working with their local counterparts on putting together an ocean plan for American Samoa which would be a guide for agencies, companies and individuals with projects that involve coastal areas.

The Coastal Management Spatial Planning (CMSP) opened yesterday in the Port Administration conference room under the direction of the Pacific Islands Regional Planning Body.

Spatial women discussSarah Pautzke, Coordinator for the Pacific Islands Regional Planning Body explains their mission.

Participating agencies include the National Park, the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, Coastal Zone Management Program and Department Marine and Wildlife Resources.

The team is hoping to have more representatives from the local government to make a strong local team.

The training will be completed today.

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