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National Ocean Policy Implementation Report Released

The White House released its first report on the implementation of the National Ocean Policy last week, showing the progress made since the 2010 policy was created by President Obama.

From the report:
“To date, the Federal agencies have made tremendous progress toward improving the economic and ecological sustainability and health of our ocean, bolstering safety and security, and gaining insights on how the ocean influences and is influenced by human activity. Agencies have completed or are making excellent progress on 77 percent of the Implementation Plan actions…”

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Ocean Frontiers II – Mid-Atlantic Screenings & Panel Discussions

We’re working in partnership with Surfrider Foundation to bring more Ocean Frontiers II events to the Mid-Atlantic region. In April we have two big events planned on the coasts of Delaware and New Jersey. These films events feature a panel discussion with local and regional experts to answer your questions about ocean planning efforts now underway.

Delaware OF2 poster - web-96ppiDelaware Premiere – April 9th – in Rehoboth Beach at the Movies At Midway at 6:30pm. Free admission & snacks!
RSVP to save your seat: bit.ly/OF2Del

Event Details: https://ocean-frontiers.org/delaware


Monmouth poster - webMonmouth University – April 21st in West Long Branch, New Jersey at 6:00pm. Free admission & snacks!
RSVP to save your seat: bit.ly/OF2-Mon

Event Details: https://ocean-frontiers.org/monmouth


IMG_4468-250xThe Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past–Planning for the Future

Journey to one of the richest ecosystems in North America in Green Fire’s latest film, The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past—Planning for the Future, due to be released in late spring. Home to First Nations for thousands of years, this region faces intense and competing development pressures. Uncertainty and potential for conflict abound.

In The Great Bear Sea, you’ll meet the people along the British Columbia coast who developed a shared vision for a new path forward–one of partnership and cooperation–and then turned this vision into marine plans that mesh ecological integrity with human well-being for generations to come. Watch the trailer!

OF1_PBS_AnnouncementOcean Frontiers is Back on PBS!

After last year’s successful run of PBS broadcasts—airing in media markets that reach more than 80% of US households—we are delighted to announce that Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship is back on PBS this spring in selected cities.
List of broadcast dates and locations (updated weekly):  https://ocean-frontiers.org/pbs

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Thanks for all you do!

Karen Anspacher-Meyer
Green Fire Productions