The Charter Fisherman’s Association helped organize a meeting on June 19, 2012 with the Director of the National Ocean Council Office, Deerin Babb-Brott, to discuss the Rigs to Reefs issue. CFA invited key stakeholders to participate in this current, high-interest topic. During the discussion, members from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Saltwater-fisheries Enhancement Association, EcoRigs, the Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. and the Harte Research Institute joined The Charter Fisherman’s Association and the National Ocean Council Office to share their thoughts, as well as their research and documentation on the Rigs to Reefs program. It was a great start to begin the communication and cooperation processes. Many issues were discussed that will be evaluated and looked into for discussion at the next meeting. We appreciate the National Ocean Council Office bringing many representatives from different areas of the federal government to weigh in on the Rigs to Reefs topic. The Charter Fisherman’s Association is very excited to have the help of the National Ocean Council Office. We look forward to working together, as it is imperative to the success of this vital program.