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Joint Initiative Applauds President Obama's Executive Order to Create U.S. National Ocean Policy

Monday, July 19, 2010

Today, President Obama took a critical step toward meaningful ocean policy reform to protect and restore our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes by signing an Executive Order establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes. The Executive Order directs federal agencies to adopt and implement the final recommendations of the Ocean Policy Task Force, released earlier today. The Task Force recommendations call for the establishment of a national ocean policy with a strong federal coordinating structure and an effective framework for implementation based on coastal and marine spatial planning.