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George W. Bush has proclaimed June National Ocean Month 2007. During National Oceans Month, citizens should celebrate the benefits of the ocean and work hard to keep them safe.
Since the release of Bush’s Ocean Action Plan in 2004, his Administration has worked to make great strides in ocean conservation by working with State, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, and international partners in the spirit of cooperative conservation.
During National Oceans Month and throughout the year, it is important to recognize all who are dedicated to making oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes cleaner, healthier, and more productive, including the many Federal agencies that make up the Committee on Ocean Policy. One of these agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, celebrates two centuries of dedicated research and conservation of coastal and marine environments.
Bush has deemed June 2007 as National Oceans Month in order to call upon the people of the United States to learn more about the vital role oceans play in the life of our country and ways we can conserve their many national treasures, and encourage citizens to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.