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Our Nation and the Sea: A Plan for National Action

Published January 1969

Our Nation and the Sea: A Plan for National Action is a report published by the Commission on Marine Science, Engineering and Resources in January 1969, also known as the Stratton Commission report. Authorized by Public Law 89-454, the report is "an intensive investigation of a broad array of marine problems ranging from the preservation of our coastal shores and estuaries to the more effective use of the vast resources that lie within and below the sea. The recommendations which have emerged from this study constitute a program which we believe will assure the advancement of a national capability in the oceans and go far towards meeting the inevitable needs of the future. These recommendations are the product of nearly two years of study and discussion, and they express the combined judgment of the entire Commission."

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