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From July 11-13 of 2004, the Blue Frontier Campaign initiated the first Blue Vision Conference in Washington DC.  That three-day event drew some 250 marine advocates from 23 states.  Speakers included ocean advocates Peter Benchley, Philippe Cousteau, Rep. Sam Farr, journalists, citizen-activists, directors of aquariums and marine science centers and the top environmental representatives of the two presidential campaigns.  Third party candidate Ralph Nader also dropped by.

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Since that time two major blue ribbon panels, the Pew Oceans Commission and US Commission on Ocean Policy have warned that the ecological collapse of our living seas represents a threat to the nation’s security, economy and environment.  Unfortunately this month their ‘Joint Initiative’ was only able to give a C- to the U.S. government’s response.

 
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