The White House's National Ocean Council has certified the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. And recommendations for balancing sustainable human uses of our increasingly busy ocean with the needs of marine wildlife were included.
It's an important victory for the ocean and the wildlife that lives there.
"This action plan takes into account our many uses of our ocean," WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs John Calvelli said in a statement, "including among others shipping, fishing, energy development, and wild-viewing, while balancing their impacts on marine wildlife and their habitats."
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