Conferees consider next steps for ocean policy
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 81, Issue 31, pages 349–350, 1 August 2000
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A July 18 conference, “Oceans for the New Millennium: Developing and Implementing Ocean Policy,” held in Washington, D.C., highlighted four key issues: ocean biology, pollution, security and governance. However, imagination was an unspoken theme at the conference.
Imagine that the United States has an effective policy for protecting and managing oceans. Imagine that marine protected areas (MPAs), including U.S. national marine sanctuaries, are regulated in a way that preserves fisheries and biological diversity Imagine that enough is actually known about oceans to make prudent decisions concerning their management.