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Help Shape Our First National Ocean Policy
- "The National Ocean Policy establishes a national commitment with a goal to: Ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve our maritime heritage, support sustainable uses and access, provide for adaptive management to enhance our understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change and ocean acidification, and coordinate with our national security and foreign policy interests." - quote from Executive Summary of America’s Ocean Future, Ensuring Healthy Oceans to Support a Vibrant Economy. Attend a Listening Session.
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