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The Joint Initiative releases its Ocean Action Agenda

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On March 7, 2017, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative released an interactive digital report entitled Ocean Action Agenda: Supporting Regional Ocean Economies and Ecosystems. The report includes 29 recommended actions that the Trump Administration and Congress should take to effectively manage America’s ocean and coastal resources, as well as 37 stories from across the United States that highlight the importance of the oceans and Great Lakes to the lives of all Americans. The Joint Initiative’s recommendations were informed by input gathered at Regional Ocean Leadership Roundtables convened in the U.S. Arctic and East, West, and Gulf Coasts. At these roundtables, the Joint Initiative brought together 250 local, state, tribal, and national leaders representing diverse industry, government, and nonprofit interests to identify creative solutions to critical ocean and coastal issues. The Joint Initiative is currently using the Ocean Action Agenda to communicate these ocean priorities, informed by local and regional voices, to Administration officials, members of Congress, committee staff, and other decision makers. To learn more about the Ocean Action Agenda, visit oceanactionagenda.org.