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Sea Change: Ocean report urges new policies

To combat environmental degradation and preserve resources off the nation's shores, the U.S. government needs to double its investment in marine research, integrate management of coastal and inland ecosystems, and restructure the agencies that influence the oceans. The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, mandated by Congress and appointed by President Bush in 2001, issued these and other far-reaching recommendations in a report this week.

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