Recently a group of concerned citizens went out and received several resolutions against nominating Port Orford as a site for a National Marine Sanctuary. Many believed that the resolutions from 2 counties, Coos & Curry, the city of Port Orford, and the Ports of Bandon, Port Orford, and Gold Beach, would be sufficient in stopping this environmentally extreme endeavor, but not so fast. President Obama is implementing his National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes and zoning the oceans controlled by the US. He also mandated the expansion of the National Marine Sanctuary in the pacific off the coast of Hawaii. http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/MNM/mnm_index.html
This is a policy that will inflate the price of all the food and other resources gathered from the oceans and it will do little to improve the quality of the environment. The following is the translation of the Plan according to the White House with a response from Doc Hastings. The battle to stop the feds from seizing the waters and beaches, and all the other natural resources, will continue.....Rob T.
The Council developed the Implementation Plan over the past two years with extensive input from national, regional, and local stakeholders from all marine sectors; tribal, State and local governments; and the private sector, scientists and the public.
In early 2012, the National Ocean Council released for public comment the draft Implementation Plan. The final Implementation Plan incorporates suggestions on the draft, including key support for local and regional capacity and self-determination, and the development of more and better information related to ocean conditions. The plan specifies that regional stakeholders will determine the scope, scale and content of collaborative marine planning, that participation is voluntary, and that regional planning bodies will be established only in regions that want them.
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- The Implementation Plan
- Marine Planning
- Coastal Communities
- Recreational Fishing and Boating
- Commercial Fishing
- Offshore Renewable Energy
- Offshore Oil and Gas
- Shipping and Ports
Click here to read the Implementation Plan Appendix.
Click here to read the Draft Implementation Plan and the public comments received.
The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force On June 12, 2009, President Obama sent a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and Federal agencies establishing an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force and charged it with developing recommendations to enhance national stewardship of the ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The Task Force released interim reports for public comment in September 2009 and December 2009, and received and reviewed close to 5,000 written comments from Congress, stakeholders, and the public before finalizing its recommendations. President Obama signed an Executive Order on July 19, 2010 adopting the Final Recommendations and establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes.
Read the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2014 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement of overreaching Executive action to unilaterally lock-up huge portions of the Pacific Ocean:
"For years the Obama Administration has threatened to impose ocean zoning to shut down our oceans, and today the President is making good on that threat. This is yet another example of how an Imperial President is intent on taking unilateral action, behind closed doors, to impose new regulations and layers of restrictive red-tape. Oceans, like our federal lands, are intended to be multiple-use and open for a wide range of economic activities that includes fishing, recreation, conservation, and energy production. It appears this Administration will use whatever authorities – real or made-up – to close our ocean and coastal areas with blatant disregard for possible economic consequences.
“This Administration is creating an unworkable patchwork of management regimes that will hurt our economy and further strain our enforcement capabilities. The State Department just completed negotiating several science-based international fishery management agreements in the Pacific and is working on changes to an existing international agreement to allow U.S. tuna boats to have access to waters in the South Pacific. This announcement undercuts all of that work and will likely make the U.S. tuna fleet even less viable, meaning in the not-too-distant future all of America’s tuna will be caught by foreign vessels.”
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