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Obama administration releases ocean policy plan

The Obama administration released this week its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into action.

The plan focuses on improving coordination to speed federal permitting decisions; better manage the ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources; develop and disseminate scientific information that local communities, industries, and decision-makers can use; and collaborate more effectively with state, tribal, and local partners, marine industries, and other stakeholders. 

Click here for the full press release and click here for the full plan.