AFDF is thrilled to see this bipartisan legislation put forward by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (WA)! The Ocean Regional Opportunity and Innovation Act (Ocean ROI Act) would require the U.S. secretary of commerce to designate at least one ocean cluster in each NOAA Fisheries region.
“It really is a very collaborative approach to dealing with some of the challenges and opportunities we have in our coastal communities,” Murkowski told media...“OCEAN ROI establish regional ocean clusters that facilitate levels of discussion and participation between different stakeholders.”
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