U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card 2012

Report Card

The Joint Initiative releases the most widely-acknowledged accountability measure for U.S. ocean policy. The U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card was developed for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2012. It assessed policy makers on several different criteria including, national, regional and state ocean governance reform, international leadership, research, science and education, fisheries management reform, funding for ocean programs, and links between oceans and climate change. The U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card received significant press coverage from major media outlets following each release.