Presidential Ocean Proclamation

On June 12, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum Establishing an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force and a Presidential Proclamation naming June 2009 National Oceans Month.  The Memorandum calls for the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force to, within 90 days, deliver recommendations for a National Policy for the Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes.  Within 180 days, the Task Force shall develop a recommended framework for coastal and marine spatial planning.  The Proclamation names June 2009 as National Oceans Month and calls for Americans to learn more about the oceans and what citizens can do to conserve them. Read the Memorandum and Proclamation

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