In this fourth and final edition devoted to the recently published UN World Ocean Assessment, I want to focus on one example: the State of Oregon in the US, where many of the myriad issues and recommendations enumerated in the Report are in process in encouraging array. As the ocean is complicated, it can only be that the governmental response be complicated as well, and it is heartening to discuss one place where legislators, administrators, researchers, academics, and the public agree and support a responsible and active approach to ocean knowledge and sustainability.
Oregon describes its stewardship interest in the ocean as follows: “The Oregon coast and Pacific Ocean are of fundamental importance to Oregonians. The ocean shore and near shore ocean waters comprise an important ecological zone with a wide range of habitats on land and at sea for many species of plants and animals that are specifically adapted to this unique environment. Commercial and recreational fisheries, transportation and navigation, and recreation are all ocean uses upon which coastal communities rely for their livelihoods and way of life. The State of Oregon is committed to the long-term integ爱上海shlf1314论坛