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GMF receives NOAA fisheries
leadership award

Photo courtesy NOAA
GMF's Kendal Keyes and Dr. Quenton Dokken (both center) accept a Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Award at the inaugural ceremony in Washington DC on June 5, 2006. Presenting the award were Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher (left), Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and Dr. William T. Hogarth (right), Assistant Administrator for Fisheries.

WASHINGTON DC - June 2006 - GMF Executive Director Quenton Dokken and GMF Project Coordinator Kendal Keyes traveled to Washington, D.C. to accept a NOAA Marine Stewardship and Sustainability Awards on June 5.

This first-annual national award program was developed by NOAA Fisheries Service to honor innovation and excellence in marine stewardship by recognizing organizations and individuals who have advanced conservation and sustainable use of U.S. marine resources.

The Gulf of Mexico Foundation received the Coastal Habitat Restoration Award for its successful development and implementation of 33 coastal habitat restoration projects in five Gulf states and the U.S. Territories of the Caribbean. These projects are expected to restore nearly 14,000 acres of valuable coastal habitat that is important for the long-term health of marine resources.

For more information, visit NOAA online.

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