News FocusMarine Sciences

U.S. Poised to Adopt National Ocean Policy

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  18 Dec 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5960, pp. 1618
DOI: 10.1126/science.326.5960.1618

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


The growth of offshore aquaculture, wind farms, and other activities has intensified the competition for ocean space and resources. This week, a White House task force took a significant step toward better planning in federal waters by describing how to balance economic growth with improved protection of federal waters. Its report lays the groundwork for implementing the country's first national ocean policy.