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Environment and Outdoors

Draft Plan for Federal Ocean Use in the Northeast US Released

A consortium of New England states, tribes, federal agencies and fisheries regulators today released a draft “Northeast Ocean Plan” that aims to give the public more leverage on federal planning for ocean uses.

It’s been four years in the works, and some are describing it as a radical new approach to ocean resource planning. To help us understand just what it all means Nora was joined on the phone by Anne Merwin, she’s the ocean planning director of the Ocean Conservancy, a national conservation group.

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