National Oceans Month, 2015, 31829-31830 [2015-13752]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 31829 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9292 of May 29, 2015 National Oceans Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation This summer, millions of Americans will take in the beauty and natural splendor of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. As destinations for recreation and tourism, these bodies of water rejuvenate our spirit and cultivate a love of our great outdoors. And no matter where you live or who you are, a healthy and thriving ocean is essential to all people all year. Our marine environments contribute to our food supply, bolster our economy, strengthen our national defense, and support important scientific research and innovation. They are some of humanity’s greatest treasures and central to who we are as a people. During National Oceans Month, we celebrate these life-sustaining ecosystems, and we reaffirm our vital role as stewards of our planet. Ensuring the long-term health, resilience, and productivity of our marine environments requires us to act to protect and preserve them in the face of a range of threats. Climate change is causing sea levels and ocean temperatures to rise, and these effects can harm coral reefs and force certain species to migrate. Carbon pollution is being absorbed by our oceans, causing them to acidify and changing entire ecosystems. And illegal fishing continues to threaten our global and economic security, as well as the sustainability of our world’s fisheries. My Administration is committed to doing all we can to combat these threats and leave our children and grandchildren clean and vibrant oceans. As part of my National Ocean Policy, we are creating a coordinated, sciencebased approach to managing our coasts and oceans, and we are focused on implementing specific, on-the-ground actions to improve our ocean economy and bolster ocean health. We continue to make meaningful progress toward ending overfishing, and the Federal Government is partnering with State, local, and tribal leaders to promote marine conservation. As President, I continue to use my authority to preserve our most precious ecosystems, including last year when I expanded the largest marine reserve in the world— ensuring more of our pristine tropical marine environments are off limits to commercial resource extraction. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS We are heirs to a vast expanse of oceans and waterways that have sustained our ancestors for centuries. As caretakers of our planet, we share an obligation to protect these magnificent ecosystems for generations to come. This month, let us work to do our part and recommit to leading the way toward a safer, cleaner, more stable world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as National Oceans Month. I call upon Americans to take action to protect, conserve, and restore our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:51 Jun 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03JND4.SGM 03JND4 31830 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2015–13752 Filed 6–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:51 Jun 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03JND4.SGM 03JND4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9292 of May 29, 2015

                
National Oceans Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                This summer, millions of Americans will take in the 
                beauty and natural splendor of our oceans, coasts, and 
                Great Lakes. As destinations for recreation and 
                tourism, these bodies of water rejuvenate our spirit 
                and cultivate a love of our great outdoors. And no 
                matter where you live or who you are, a healthy and 
                thriving ocean is essential to all people all year. Our 
                marine environments contribute to our food supply, 
                bolster our economy, strengthen our national defense, 
                and support important scientific research and 
                innovation. They are some of humanity's greatest 
                treasures and central to who we are as a people. During 
                National Oceans Month, we celebrate these life-
                sustaining ecosystems, and we reaffirm our vital role 
                as stewards of our planet.

                Ensuring the long-term health, resilience, and 
                productivity of our marine environments requires us to 
                act to protect and preserve them in the face of a range 
                of threats. Climate change is causing sea levels and 
                ocean temperatures to rise, and these effects can harm 
                coral reefs and force certain species to migrate. 
                Carbon pollution is being absorbed by our oceans, 
                causing them to acidify and changing entire ecosystems. 
                And illegal fishing continues to threaten our global 
                and economic security, as well as the sustainability of 
                our world's fisheries.

                My Administration is committed to doing all we can to 
                combat these threats and leave our children and 
                grandchildren clean and vibrant oceans. As part of my 
                National Ocean Policy, we are creating a coordinated, 
                science-based approach to managing our coasts and 
                oceans, and we are focused on implementing specific, 
                on-the-ground actions to improve our ocean economy and 
                bolster ocean health. We continue to make meaningful 
                progress toward ending overfishing, and the Federal 
                Government is partnering with State, local, and tribal 
                leaders to promote marine conservation. As President, I 
                continue to use my authority to preserve our most 
                precious ecosystems, including last year when I 
                expanded the largest marine reserve in the world--
                ensuring more of our pristine tropical marine 
                environments are off limits to commercial resource 
                extraction.

                We are heirs to a vast expanse of oceans and waterways 
                that have sustained our ancestors for centuries. As 
                caretakers of our planet, we share an obligation to 
                protect these magnificent ecosystems for generations to 
                come. This month, let us work to do our part and 
                recommit to leading the way toward a safer, cleaner, 
                more stable world.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as National 
                Oceans Month. I call upon Americans to take action to 
                protect, conserve, and restore our oceans, coasts, and 
                Great Lakes.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-13752
Filed 6-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5