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Executive Order for the Stewardship of Our Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes

On July, 19, 2010, President Obama established our Nation’s first National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes.

On July 19th, 2010, President Barack Obama signed an Executive establishing the National Ocean Council.  The Executive Order established for the first time a comprehensive, integrated National Policy for the stewardship of the ocean, our coasts,and Great Lakes, which sets our Nation on a path toward comprehensive planning forthe preservation and sustainable uses of these bodies of water.     

Read the Executive Order.