In response to the recent executive order that repealed National Ocean Policy, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) announced that it would continue to offer leadership and counsel on ocean planning.
“Since 2009, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) has worked, as a Regional Ocean Partnership, across the five states of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York to enhance the vitality of the region’s ocean ecosystem and economy,” said Elizabeth Semple, Chair of MARCO. “MARCO is ready and willing to keep moving ahead as the Mid-Atlantic’s State-led Regional Ocean Partnership to coordinate and collaborate on issues of shared regional concern."
The American Littoral Society applauds the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean’s decision to step into the leadership role on ocean and coastal governance, especially given the federal government’s abdication of their responsibilities through President Trump’s recent Executive Order.
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