This digital report details ocean and coastal policy actions that should be taken by the Trump Administration and Congress. Taking these actions will allow present and future generations of Americans to benefit from the jobs, food, health, recreation, and overall well-being America’s oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes provide.
This report was developed by the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative (Joint Initiative), a bipartisan group of senior leaders that worked with local, state, and regional leaders from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to develop these actions.
When deciding how to address the complex issues facing our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes, our nation’s leaders have two choices: they can govern by crisis or by leadership. Let’s choose leadership.