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Study Shows: Coastal States Failing to Protect Their Waters

Posted Mon, Jun 10, 2013 by Lydia Geschiere to

Pacific threadfins in a Hawaiian fishery, courtesy of NOAA


Saturday was World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate the many ways the oceans benefit our lives. These benefits are most obvious to residents of our coastal states, who can regularly enjoy beach outings, fresh seafood, marine life sightings, and an economy that is greatly boosted by tourism. In fact, of the lower 48 states, 35% of the Gross Domestic Product comes from coastal counties alone!

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