Ocean Policy

The industrialization of the ocean threatens not only the health of the marine ecosystems but our very way of life: access to fresh water, to protein, to coastal communities, to trade, recreation, the global economy, and more. If poorly managed and left unchecked, we stand to damage and destroy the natural world and the fragile marine environments on which we depend.

Thankfully, there are a number of federal and international agencies crafting and enforcing policies designed to protect, maintai, and restore the health of the world ocean. This list offers only a sampling; check back soon or make a suggestion. We'll continue to update.

 

United Nations World Ocean Assessment
A New Oceans Agreement
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

National Strategy for the Arctic Region

 

 

National Endowment for the Oceans

 

 

Law of the Sea Treaty
 

European Union Common Fisheries Policy

 

 

 

 National Ocean Policy

 

 

 

Code for Environmental Management of Marine Mining

 

 

 

 UN Convention on Biological Diversity