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The objective of the workshop was the timely dissemination of information regarding the science and conservation of eelgrass among federal, state, and provincial agencies and environmental organizations. Invited presentations and discussions highlighted status and trends in eelgrass distribution and abundance, factors controlling ecosystem change, current management issues, and regional examples of eelgrass conservation efforts. Participants were invited from all sectors of eelgrass science and management throughout eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

This event was hosted by Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, Friends of Casco Bay, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, and Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership. Additional sponsors included James W. Sewall Co., Maine Coastal Program, and U.S. Geological Survey.