Billy Causey is Southeast regional director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He managed NOAA’s national marine sanctuaries in the Florida Keys from 1983 to 2006.

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Some people may question how a love affair with a piece of federal legislation is possible, but that’s what it has been for me. Our courtship has not been easy, but I’m hooked. In 1975, the first national marine sanctuaries were designated under the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. One was the […]

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