Contribution of the Ocean Sector to the United States Economy

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Science  30 May 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4447, pp. 1000-1006
DOI: 10.1126/science.208.4447.1000


The national income accounts have been reorganized to estimate the contribution to the gross national product of the ocean sector and its various subsectors for the year 1972. The new account is the first within the national income accounts to be organized along geographic, rather than productive, sectors. If properly updated and disseminated, this new account will give government and business interests a solid and consistent data base to measure, and choose among, the alternative uses of the oceans.

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