HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
A blueprint for US national ocean policy for the 21st Century

Washington, D.C. Calling on Congress and President Bush to establish a new national ocean policy that balances use with sustainability, is based on sound science and educational excellence, and moves toward an ecosystem-based management approach is the centerpiece of the Preliminary Report released today by the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy.

"Our oceans and coasts are in trouble, and we as a nation have a historic opportunity to make a positive and lasting change in the way we manage them before it is too late," said retired Admiral James D. Watkins (USN), Chair of the US Commission on Ocean Policy. "If the recommendations contained in our report are adopted, we will create sustainable oceans and coasts for many, many years. We will create sustainable ocean resources; sustainable fisheries; sustainable recreation for our children and their children; sustainable economic development; and a sustainable future for our oceans and coasts."

The last comprehensive review of U.S. Ocean Policy was conducted 35 years ago by the Stratton Commission. Since then our nation's oceans and coasts have changed drastically. More than 37 million people, 19 million homes, and countless businesses have been added to coastal areas. Marine transportation and coastal recreation and tourism have become two of the top drivers of the national economy. These developments, however, come with costs, and we are only now discovering the extent of those costs in terms of depleted resources, lost habitat, and polluted waters.

Living ocean and coastal resources, once thought to be boundless, have revealed their limits. Coastal areas are essential spawning, feeding, and nursery areas for over three quarters of U.S. commercial fish catches, however about 40,000 acres of coastal wetlands disappear yearly. Current projections indicate 50-60 percent of coral reefs may be lost during the next 30 years. Twelve billion tons of ballast water is shipped around the world each year, s
'"/>

Contact: David Roscow
703-276-2772 x21
U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
20-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Scripps team part of collaboration that reveals first ecological genomic blueprints
2. Microbes blueprints promise insights into oceans, more
3. Genetic blueprint for Q fever bacterium unveiled
4. Purdue researchers connect lifes blueprints with its energy source
5. UCI study offers blueprint for pinpointing sources of beach water pollution
6. Researchers identify first genomic blueprint of cancer preventive compound found in broccoli
7. Chemical engineering grad students will take notable national awards
8. International study findings link acne-like rash to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment
9. USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
10. ConocoPhillips & Conservation International launch Biodiversity Action Plan in Venezuela
11. Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: blueprint for national ocean policy for the Century

(Date:4/22/2014)... research projects study the effects of temperature and precipitation ... However, an important component of climate research, the UV-B ... in collaboration with their colleagues from the Universities in ... from the U.S. NASA space agency in such a ... influence of UV-B radiation on organisms. , The basic ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... another way of asking him or her to behave ... cells of the immune system tend to misbehave with ... these cells are known to misbehave similarly during spaceflight, ... cells to better understand how our immune systems change ... on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Recent projects in two Minnesota cities demonstrate how ... projects continue a ten year program in New ... plans tailored to local conditions. , "Our goal ... protect themselves," said program co-leader Latham Stack, of ... have already worsened. We help communities move beyond ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UV-radiation data to help ecological research 2For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging 2For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging 3For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging 4For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging 5Minnesota projects offer hope and practical help to communities facing more extreme storms 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... throughput research solutions, today announced that Lupin Limited, one ... of Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System for ... in Mumbai, India, is focused on a wide range ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... based on the products of cells grown under simulated ... an international license agreement with Suneva Medical, Inc. for ... media (CCM). , This agreement is an ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... BETHESDA, Md. , Jan. 14, 2014  Organovo ... institutes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ... more effective treatments to patients on a faster timeline. ... Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Ontario , Jan. 14, 2014   Kinaxis ®, provider ... SCM ) and sales and operations planning ( S&OP ) ... Biomanufacturing Summit , which will be held at the ... the conference, join Kinaxis customer Elisabeth Kaszas , Director ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 3Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3Event Alert: Kinaxis Customer to Present at the Biomanufacturing Summit "Supply Chain: Improving Network Effectiveness" 2
Cached News: