From Sea to Shining Sea
June 1, 2006
In March 2006 the Joint Initiative received a request from a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators to outline the top ten actions Congress should take to implement the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission. The Senators also solicited a set of funding priorities and necessary changes to laws and the budget process in order to support the implementation of the recommendations. From Sea to Shining Sea directly addresses the Senators’ request and identifies actions and funding priorities needed at the federal level to ensure ocean health and promote ocean science, research, and education.