National Ocean Policy

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What is ocean policy and why is it important? The National Ocean Policy sets forth a vision of an America whose stewardship ensures that the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive, and understood and treasured so as to promote the well-being, prosperity, and security of present and future generations. Pollution, overfishing, and natural disasters are affecting the oceans in a negative way.

Overfishing is something that can take place in any lake, ocean, and even ponds to set laws on. They provide food and do a lotlots of other things. I know this because in the article, “Deep Sea Suit”, it states,states “Fish can be of enormous value to malnourished people because of its high levels of micronutrients
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Laws are being made to try to prevent pollution from land, sea, and air to protect endangered species, and to try to build marine protected areas. Pollution has been harming organisms all over the world and will continue to harm these species without the effort to help stop polluting the oceans. Oceans absorb 80% of greenhouse gases and 50% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Over the past 50 years, as carbon dioxide emissions have increased, the ocean's temperature has steadily risen.
Natural disasters are also affecting the oceans. When a natural disaster occurs,occurs carbon dioxide rises from the oceans. That carbon dioxide starts to pollute the air. Which then the ocean absorbs all of the carbon dioxide. As these natural disasters occur, more and more carbon dioxide pollutes the oceans. Then the cycle repeats over and over.

Pollution, overfishing, and natural disasters are affecting the oceans in a negative way. Pollution is killing the organisms and plants enabling us from using their resources. Overfishing is endangering the fish and causing the animals to relocate, as well as natural disasters occurring from the carbon dioxide being released causing troubles with global warming. Without setting laws on these man-made problems the ocean will continue to undergo all of the things that are positive about

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