Working toward an America whose stewardship ensures that the oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive, and understood and treasured so as to promote the well-being, prosperity, and security of present and future generations.
Protect What We Love

Protect What We Love

A Policy for Everyone

An ocean policy has been called for by diverse ocean leaders for over ten years. In 2010, President Obama turned these recommendations into reality by establishing the first comprehensive stewardship policy to protect, maintain and restore the oceans, our coasts, and Great Lakes.

Activities in Your Region

Activities in Your Region.

Nine Different Regions

From the Pacific Islands to New England, people in coastal areas are discovering the benefits found within the National Ocean Policy and marine planning. Surf to your section of America to see what’s going on.

Take Action

Take Action

Support our Ocean Policy

The National Ocean Policy needs our support. This commonsense policy balances uses while protecting important places. Find your way to support our nation’s first ever comprehensive ocean, coastal and Great Lakes policy.

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