Marine Resources Advisory Council
In 2013, the Washington State Legislature established the Marine Resources Advisory Council (MRAC) to act as a state body to maintain a sustainable and coordinated focus on ocean acidification. MRAC’s membership includes legislative, executive, and elected officials, nongovernmental organizations, and private sector. Representatives from academic institutions and federal agencies have also been invited by the Governor to participate.
MRAC maintains a sustainable and coordinated focus on ocean acidification in Washington state by:
- Advising and working with the Washington Ocean Acidification Center (WOAC) on the effects and sources of ocean acidification
- Delivering recommendations to the governor and Legislature on ocean acidification
- Seeking public and private funding resources to support the MRAC’s recommendations
- Assisting in conducting public education activities regarding ocean acidification
MRAC has worked across organizational boundaries to ensure ocean acidification work is efficient, leveraged, and focused so that it becomes integrated into key programs across the state.