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UNH Expert Speaks at Press Conference on Pew Oceans Commission Report: Blueprint for restoring ocean wildlife and coast

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau
(603) 862-1566

June 5, 2003


WHAT:
Press conference to unveil Pew Oceans Commission report, "America's Living Oceans: Charting a Course for Sea Change." The report is the first review of U.S. ocean management in more than 30 years; scientists, fishermen, government and business officials call for sweeping reforms

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 10, 2003, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Seacoast Science Center, Rye, N.H.

SPEAKERS:
Andy Rosenberg, Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire and a member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
Wendy Lull, President, Seacoast Science Center
Jan Pendlebury, Director, NH Chapter, National Environmental Trust
Dave Kellam, Project Assistant, NH Estuaries Project

BACKGROUND:
Citing the continuing decline in the abundance of ocean wildlife and the collapse of marine systems, an 18-member commission with members from the worlds of science, fishing, conservation, government and business recommend sweeping reforms to U.S. ocean management. The report presents solutions for restoring ocean wildlife, preserving coastal habitat, cleaning coastal waters and reforming ocean governance.

Copies of the report and supporting materials are available online at www.pewoceans.org .

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