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Ocean Blueprint
Stopping ocean sprawl with smart coastal and marine spatial planning

Increased ocean activities, if not carried out wisely, will cause "ocean sprawl," further stressing these valuable resources and jeopardizing the food, jobs and recreation we need our oceans to provide. Coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) is a common sense process that allocates space in the oceans for various uses, identifying areas in which different uses make sense and other areas where ocean habitat needs protection.

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Oceans on Switchboard

NRDC experts write about the growing risks to the health of our oceans on the NRDC blog.

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