By ensuring that resources are not redirected away from authorized programs and activities that address coastal and marine issues, a time-out in National Ocean Policy implementation will protect efforts to ensure economically and ecologically productive oceans, coasts and lakes.
It will also provide an opportunity for citizens, communities, businesses and elected officials at all levels to better understand the implications of the new regulatory structure, actions and zoning plan directed to be implemented under the executive order.
Kathy Fosmark is co-chairwoman of the Monterey, Calif.-based Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries.
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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