New report from the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative

On June 20, 2013 the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative released a new report entitled “Charting the Course: Securing the Future of America’s Oceans,” calling on the Obama administration and Congress to improve management of ocean resources. Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy are highlighted as examples for the need for more proactive ocean management. The report includes four major recommendations for action and details on implementation that will strengthen ocean-dependent economies, protect coastal communities, and provide new opportunities for growth. The report also urges the administration and Congress to build off the National Ocean Policy, and make the oceans a priority.

You can read the article from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership here, and download the full report from the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative here.

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