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Panel Urges Cabinet-Level Oceans Agency

The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy recommends creating a cabinet-level agency to guide nationwide efforts on protecting oceans. The bi-partisan, congressionally-appointed panel envisions the agency overseeing a range of issues including fisheries management and onshore sources of pollution. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.