National Ocean Month, 2018, 26199-26200 [2018-12259]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Presidential Documents 26199 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9762 of May 31, 2018 National Ocean Month, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The United States is a nation whose identity, wealth, and security are inextricably linked with the ocean and coastal waters. From sea to shining sea, Americans benefit from the ocean’s bounty—from the industries it supports and the jobs it creates. During National Ocean Month, we celebrate this immense natural resource, and the millions of hardworking Americans employed by our ocean industries. We recognize the many ways our oceans and coasts enhance our lives. We acknowledge that our Nation can more effectively and responsibly harness its waters to the great benefit of its citizens. Through the unique geography of its mainland and the strategic locations of Alaska, Hawaii, and its territories, the United States has the exclusive commercial rights to an oceanic area larger than the combined landmass of the 50 States. This invaluable national asset, called the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), is currently underutilized. To harness the vast resources of the EEZ, we will develop and deploy new technologies in partnership with American academic institutions and innovators. We will streamline regulations and administrative practices to promote economic growth, while protecting our marine environment for current and future generations. We will also create new opportunities for American products in the global marketplace, including through continued support of our commercial fisheries and promotion of domestic aquaculture. To advance America’s economic, security, and environmental interests, it is also critical that we explore, map, and inventory our Nation’s waters and pursue advanced observational technologies and forecasting capabilities. By exploring, developing, and conserving the ocean resources of our great Nation, we will augment our economic competitiveness, enhance our national security, and ensure American prosperity. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRESDOC5 NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2018 as National Ocean Month. This month, I call upon Americans to reflect on the value and importance of oceans not only to our security and economy, but also as a source of recreation, enjoyment, and relaxation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:57 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05JND4.SGM 05JND4 26200 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–12259 Filed 6–4–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:57 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05JND4.SGM 05JND4 Trump.EPS</GPH> amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRESDOC5 Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 26199-26200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12259]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9762 of May 31, 2018

                
National Ocean Month, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The United States is a nation whose identity, wealth, 
                and security are inextricably linked with the ocean and 
                coastal waters. From sea to shining sea, Americans 
                benefit from the ocean's bounty--from the industries it 
                supports and the jobs it creates. During National Ocean 
                Month, we celebrate this immense natural resource, and 
                the millions of hardworking Americans employed by our 
                ocean industries. We recognize the many ways our oceans 
                and coasts enhance our lives. We acknowledge that our 
                Nation can more effectively and responsibly harness its 
                waters to the great benefit of its citizens.

                Through the unique geography of its mainland and the 
                strategic locations of Alaska, Hawaii, and its 
                territories, the United States has the exclusive 
                commercial rights to an oceanic area larger than the 
                combined landmass of the 50 States. This invaluable 
                national asset, called the United States Exclusive 
                Economic Zone (EEZ), is currently underutilized. To 
                harness the vast resources of the EEZ, we will develop 
                and deploy new technologies in partnership with 
                American academic institutions and innovators. We will 
                streamline regulations and administrative practices to 
                promote economic growth, while protecting our marine 
                environment for current and future generations. We will 
                also create new opportunities for American products in 
                the global marketplace, including through continued 
                support of our commercial fisheries and promotion of 
                domestic aquaculture.

                To advance America's economic, security, and 
                environmental interests, it is also critical that we 
                explore, map, and inventory our Nation's waters and 
                pursue advanced observational technologies and 
                forecasting capabilities. By exploring, developing, and 
                conserving the ocean resources of our great Nation, we 
                will augment our economic competitiveness, enhance our 
                national security, and ensure American prosperity.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2018 as National 
                Ocean Month. This month, I call upon Americans to 
                reflect on the value and importance of oceans not only 
                to our security and economy, but also as a source of 
                recreation, enjoyment, and relaxation.

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

[FR Doc. 2018-12259
Filed 6-4-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P