U.S. Ocean Report - correction
Roger B Griffis
Roger.B.Griffis at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 7 16:42:26 EDT 1999
Correction - web site for U.S. ocean report was incorrected listed in
previous email. Correct address is:
Roger B Griffis wrote:
> - Apologies for cross-postings -
> U.S. Ocean Report Released
> Last week U.S. federal agencies submitted the first National Ocean
> Report to the President entitled "Turning to the Sea: American's Ocean
> Future". The report from the Cabinet responds to President Clinton's
> request at the National Ocean Conference (June 1998) for recommendations
> on a coordinated, focused, long-term federal ocean policy.
> The Report contains nearly 150 recommended actions to protect, restore,
> and explore America's ocean resources (including coral reefs). The Vice
> President, in accepting the report, launched a high-level task force to
> oversee implementation of key recommendations.
> The report is available on-line at
> or by sending an email with your name and address to
> Robert.C.Hansen at hdq.noaa.gov
> Thank you.
> From: "The White House" <Publications-Admin at Pub.Pub.WhiteHouse.Gov>,
> 09/03/1999 5:20 PM:
> To: internet[<Public-Distribution at pub.pub.whitehouse.gov>]
> THE WHITE HOUSE
> Office of the Press Secretary
> For Immediate Release September 2,
> REPORT FROM THE CABINET:
> AN OCEAN POLICY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
> September 2, 1999
> At the National Ocean Conference last year in Monterey, President
> Clinton directed the Cabinet to report back with recommendations for
> comprehensive ocean policy to guide federal efforts in the 21st
> In a report presented today to Vice President Al Gore, entitled
> to the Sea: American's Ocean Future," the Cabinet recommends nearly
> actions to protect, restore, and explore America's ocean resources.
> Vice President, in accepting the report, launched a high-level task
> force to oversee implementation of key recommendations.
> Recommendations from the Cabinet include:
> Sustaining Economic Benefits
> - Create new incentives to reduce overfishing, allowing fish
> to recover and become more commercially viable.
> - Develop guidelines for environmentally sound and sustainable
> aquaculture and promote domestic and international compliance with
> - Increase support for sustainable harvesting and testing of
> resources with potential pharmaceutical benefits.
> - Help state, local and tribal governments adopt and implement
> sustainable development plans for coastal zones.
> Maintaining Global Security
> - Work with the Senate to ensure that the United States joins the
> of the Sea Convention as soon as possible.
> - Improve U.S. capability to conduct surveillance, detection,
> identification, classification, and interdiction of maritime threats
> before they reach U.S. shores.
> - Coordinate initiatives to maintain and exercise freedom of
> Protecting Marine Resources
> - Coordinate federal programs with "smart growth" initiatives at
> local level.
> - Coordinate efforts among federal agencies to effectively address
> polluted runoff and other sources of coastal pollution.
> - Strengthen efforts to protect and restore essential fish habitat
> required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management
> - Examine the concept of marine wilderness areas and its
> to U.S. marine protected areas.
> Discovering the Oceans
> - Improve coordination of data collection among coastal,
> and seafloor observation stations and expand their data gathering
> - Integrate relevant ocean science disciplines to advance basic
> applied research in ocean and coastal issues.
> - Support expansion of underwater exploration by federal agencies
> through private exploration initiatives.
> - Establish a nationally coordinated effort to improve and promote
> ocean science education.
> To oversee implementation of the Cabinet recommendations, the Vice
> President announced a new high-level Oceans Report Task Force. The
> Force will prioritize the recommendations, appoint lead agencies for
> implementation of key recommendations, and meet quarterly to review
> progress. The Task Force will be co-chaired by the Chair of the
> on Environmental Quality and the Deputy National Security Advisor and
> will include high-level representatives of agencies with
> for ocean affairs.
> # # #
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