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Public Comments on the Preliminary Report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy

The following entries are public comments received electronically by the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy following the release of the Preliminary Report on April 20, 2004. Comments are grouped by topic area.

Please note that each public comment is listed only once, under a single topic area. Some comments included in each grouping may also address other topics from the Preliminary Report. However, cross-referencing was not possible due to time constraints.

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Multiple Topics (pdf, 836 kb)
Multiple Topics - Continued (pdf, 5.7 MB)
Multiple Topics - Continued 2 (pdf, 2.4 MB)

Aquaculture (pdf, 200 kb)
Clean water/water monitoring (pdf, 384 kb)
Climate Change (pdf, 156 kb)
Coastal Zone (pdf, 176 kb)
Corals (pdf, 148 kb)
Cultural Heritage (pdf, 208 kb)
Education (pdf, 816 kb)
Errors in the Report (pdf, 108 kb)
Fish and Fisheries (pdf, 1.8 MB)
Funding (pdf, 156 kb)
Governance (pdf, 1.7 MB)
Hazards (pdf, 228 kb)
Human Health (pdf, 112 kb)
International Issues (pdf, 444 kb)
Invasive Species (pdf, 692 kb)
Marine Debris (pdf, 140 kb)
Marine Reserves and Marine Protected Areas (pdf, 156kb)
Offshore Development and Energy (pdf, 3.4 MB)
Regional Governance (pdf, 136 kb)
Research Education and Marine Operations (pdf, 1.7 MB)
Restoring Coastal Estuaries (pdf, 384 kb)
Sediments (pdf, 148 kb)
Shipping and Marine Commerce (pdf, 368 kb)
Supportive Comments (pdf, 2.4 MB)
Tribal Interests (pdf, 524 kb)
Turtles (pdf, 140 kb)
Vessels (pdf, 252 kb)


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