It’s about time for OCEANS 21

Statement from Chris Mann, Pew Environment Group, on OCEANS 21

Release Type: Pew Press Release
Pew Contact: Justin Kenney, 215.575.4816

Washington, DC – 04/23/2008 – Statement from Chris Mann, Senior Officer and Director of the Campaign for Healthy Oceans, Pew Environment Group, on OCEANS 21:

Today, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans is marking up the Ocean Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act (OCEANS 21). To date, this bill represents the most comprehensive package of ocean conservation reforms recommended by two blue-ribbon panels. “Almost five years after the Pew Oceans Commission and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy warned that our oceans were in serious trouble, Congress is finally poised to act.” Continue reading