05/06/13 - 7:40am
A new ocean management plan is in the works, but the exact implications for Alaska’s oceans are still unknown.
President Barack Obama’s final National Oceans Policy was released April 16.
With more coastline than any other state, and an economy dependent on several ocean-based activities including fishing, oil and gas development and transportation, Alaska’s stake in an ocean management scheme is immense.
The April implementation plan for the policy likely will not require the state to participate, however.