Bills & Laws



H.R.146: Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Act

Integrated Ocean Color Mapping Act of 2009

Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009

Ocean Exploration & National Undersea Research Program Act of 2009

H.R. 4174: Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2008
To establish an interagency committee to develop an ocean acidification research and monitoring plan and to establish an ocean acidification program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

H.R. 6537: Sanctuary Enhancement Act of 2008
To reauthorize and amend the National Marine Sanctuaries Act to establish a National Marine Sanctuary System and to strengthen and clarify management authorities.

H.R. 6204: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Boundary Modification Act
To expand the boundaries of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve.


Public Law 110-394 - National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2008
Reauthorizes the Sea Grant Program from 2009 through 2014. The Act promotes further integration among Sea Grant state programs, partners, and stakeholders; enhances regional and national collaboration; redefines the role of the National Sea Grant Review Panel and changes it into a National Sea Grant Advisory Board; and authorizes increased funding for the program over the next six years.

Ecosystem Programs

Aquaculture Coastal Marine Resources Enforcement
Fisheries Management Protected Species Ecosystem Observations
Coral Reef Conservation Habitat Ecosystem Research