The National Ocean Council wants to hear from YOU – Help Make a Difference for Healthy Communities and Healthy Coasts
The Obama Administration is moving forward with its National Ocean Policy (NOP), and we need your help to make sure it is implemented effectively.
The NOP was created to “ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources”. Through four key themes—ecosystem-based management; best available science and data; efficiency and collaboration; and strong regional efforts—the policy outlines action that must be taken to protect marine ecosystems and to encourage sustainable ocean uses
Everyone wants clean water, clean beaches, and healthy coasts. We now have a tremendous opportunity to protect and restore these very places for future generations – our oceans, Great Lakes, coastal ecosystems and the wildlife that depend on them. This month, the National Ocean Council released a blueprint for implementation of the NOP. While it’s a good start, more can be done to ensure that the plan is as strong as possible, starting with more interagency cooperation and greater emphasis on activities taking place on the water.
The National Ocean Council seeks comments from citizens like you. Please send them your comments and ask the council to ensure a robust, conservation-oriented National Ocean Policy. The future of America’s oceans is at stake so lets Take Action.