On June 8, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution (S.J.Res. 257) proclaiming the year beginning July 1, 1984, as the Year of the Ocean. The resolution has been sent to the House of Representatives for its consideration.
The resolution echoes the title and the objectives of the national celebration of the oceans and their products, slated to begin on July 1 with Ocean Day (Eos, April 24, 1984, p. 326). Specifically, the resolution requests President Reagan to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such a celebration with appropriate activities.