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0 Comments | Jul 19, 2010

Final Recommendations of the US Ocean Policy Task Force

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WASHINGTON, DC – Obama Administration officials today (19 July 2010) released the Final Recommendations of the Ocean Policy Task Force, which would establish a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes (National Policy) and create a National Ocean Council (NOC) to strengthen ocean governance and coordination. The Final Recommendations prioritize actions for the NOC to pursue, and call for a flexible framework for coastal and marine spatial planning to address conservation, economic activity, user conflict, and sustainable use of the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes.

See the press release here.
See the full text of the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes here.

For more background you can also check out the recent Science policy paper by NOAA Administrator, Jane Lunchenco, and Council on Environmental Quality Chair, Nancy Sutley:
Proposed U.S. Policy for Ocean, Coast, and Great Lakes Stewardship.

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