The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative brings together all sectors of the ocean community to catalyze action and monitor progress toward meaningful ocean policy reform. Our Ocean Action Agenda outlines a compelling set of recommendations to ensure the health and productivity of our oceans, coasts, & Great Lakes.

Recent Updates

JOCI Opposes FY18 Budget Proposal

Read our statement about the President's FY18 Budget

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Co-Chair Mineta argues for marine protections


Read JOCI Co-Chair Norman Mineta's op-ed on the importance of marine monuments

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Joint Initiative Releases Ocean Action Agenda


Read our statement announcing the release of the Ocean Action Agenda

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The challenges we face in managing our oceans effectively also present opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and actions. Our oceans are held in public trust, and we must act together to secure the future of our oceans and health and wealth of our nation.

— Charting the Course: Securing the Future of America's Oceans