Bill would revise ocean policy
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 78, Issue 42, page 462, 21 October 1997
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1997), Bill would revise ocean policy, Eos Trans. AGU, 78(42), 462–462, doi:10.1029/97EO00289.(
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Citing increasing threats to the world's oceans, including pollution and over-harvesting of fish, a bipartisan group of U.S. congressmen introduced legislation in September to create a federal commission to review and assess national ocean policy.
The Oceans Act of 1997 also calls on the President to create and implement a coherent policy to protect the marine environment—and the Great Lakes—against pollution and natural hazards, responsibly steward fisheries and other marine resources, and resolve user conflicts.