First-of-its-Kind Northeast Ocean Plan Officially Approved by Obama Administration


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DECEMBER 7, 2016 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today following approval from the Obama Administration’s National Ocean Council of the Northeast Ocean Plan, the first regional ocean management plan in the United States.

“This is a game changer for the management of our ocean in New England,” said CLF’s Vice President and Director of Ocean Conservation Priscilla Brooks. “Based on the most comprehensive scientific database ever compiled for New England’s ocean and intensive stakeholder input, the Northeast Ocean Plan will effectively enable the region to capitalize on all the ocean has to offer by way of food, clean renewable energy, transportation, recreation, and jobs, while ensuring that the ocean we all depend upon is healthy and thriving. CLF applauds this historic achievement as a critical step toward ensuring an effectively managed, healthy ocean and coastal communities for generations to come.”

Read more about CLF’s work on regional ocean planning here.

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