Friday, October 08, 2004

Ocean Policy

U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy

An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century calls for a new governance framework, more investment in marine science and a new stewardship ethic by all Americans - all within the context of an ecosystem-based management approach - to halt the decline of this nation's oceans and coasts. In total, the Commission put forward 212 recommendations (pdf, 452 Kb) for a new national ocean policy in the 610-page report. To view the executive summary of the Final Report, click here (pdf, 922 Kb).

So, I'm going to reiterate some links I posted a couple weeks ago:

Mussels Found Near North Pole Sign Of Global Warming
Natural disasters 'on the rise'
The Starving Ocean
Fishmeal catch 'hits UK seabirds'
Global fish crisis 'to worsen'

Monday, October 04, 2004