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Long Island Commercial Fishing Assoc.: NOP Threatens New Regulatory Burdens

In an op-ed published today in The Hill, Long Island Commercial Fishing Association Executive Director Bonnie Brady shared her group’s perspective on how implementation of the National Ocean Policy and its marine planning component could impact the Long Island seafood industry. Stating that the Mid-Atlantic ocean planning effort being conducted under the National Ocean Policy [...]

NOPC Statement on Release of Draft NE Ocean Plan

MAY 25, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brent Greenfield: (713) 337-8821; brent.greenfield@oceanpolicy.com Following today’s release of the draft Northeast regional ocean plan, National Ocean Policy Coalition Executive Director Brent Greenfield issued the following statement: “Since the Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) was first established in 2012, the National Ocean Policy Coalition (Coalition) has been actively [...]

New Bedford Seafood Industry Rep: NE Ocean Plan Could Harm Fishermen

In an op-ed published today in the Gloucester Times, New Bedford Seafood Consulting’s Jim Kendall highlighted concerns about the regulatory impacts of Northeast Regional Planning Body activities on New England’s fishing industry. Writing that federal agencies will be bound to implement the RPB’s marine plan pursuant to the National Ocean Policy Executive Order, among other [...]

Marine News: “U.S. Policies: Raising Red Flags Offshore”

Marine News: U.S. Policies: Raising Red Flags Offshore National Ocean Policy, Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning: two of the biggest issues you never heard of.  It’s also far more complicated than you might think…

Charleston Post and Courier Op-Ed: Regulating Fishermen Out Of Business – July 19, 2013

Charleston Post and Courier Op-Ed: Regulating Fishermen Out Of Business In recent years, high fuel prices and stringent federal regulations have combined to take an especially heavy toll on charter boat owners and operators across the United States…

Great Lakes Boating Magazine: NOPC Is The Voice Of Boaters

Great Lakes Boating Magazine: NOPC Is The Voice Of Boaters In July 2010, President Obama issued an Executive Order calling for the federal implementation of the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes, otherwise known as the National Ocean Policy (NOP).  The NOP is now underway and lacks [...]

Alaska State Rep.: New Federal Ocean Policy Bodes Ill For Alaska – May 11, 2013

Anchorage Daily News Op-Ed: New Federal Ocean Policy Bodes Ill For Alaska Alaskans today have tremendous potential opportunities that can provide lasting benefits for decades to come. Plentiful energy and mineral resources, new Arctic shipping lanes, vibrant fisheries, and a bustling tourism industry are but a few of the areas that could all combine to [...]

Roll Call Op-Ed: Ocean Policy Respite Is Step In Right Direction – June 7, 2012

Roll Call Op-Ed: Ocean Policy Respite Is Step In Right Direction Recent House passage of an amendment providing for a pause in implementation of the new National Ocean Policy is a welcome development for those seeking to maintain and enhance the productivity of our nation’s marine and inland areas…

CQ: Oceans Plan Meets Wave of GOP Resistance – June 2, 2012

CQ: Oceans Plan Meets Wave of GOP Resistance On its face, the Obama administration’s plan to begin implementing its National Ocean Policy looks like something even the president’s most ardent opponents might like. The objective sounds innocuous enough: safeguard the oceans and Great Lakes while encouraging sustainable development of offshore resources…

Gloucester Times (MA): Panel Chairman Moves To Block ‘Ocean Zoning’ Money – April 15, 2012

Gloucester Times (MA): Panel Chairman Moves To Block ‘Ocean Zoning’ Money The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, backed by a national coalition that ranges from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, is urging a shutoff to all funding geared toward implementation of a National Ocean Policy created [...]