Vice President Gore Announces New Efforts to Protect Our Oceans

Office of the Vice President

For Immediate Release Thursday, June 11, 1998


Participates in National Ocean Conference, Hosts Discussion With Conference Panels

Washington, DC -- Vice President Gore announced today four new effortsto chart a sustainable future for the nation's oceans before participatingin the Administration's National Ocean Conference.

"In the 21st century, the world will look increasingly to the oceansfor food, fuel, new medicines, and other resources," Vice President Goresaid. "Already, we see troubling signs that marine resources areover-stressed. We must be careful stewards and ensure the oceans areprotected for all time."

Upon arrival in Monterey, the Vice President toured the Monterey BayAquarium Research Institute's (MBARI) vessel, viewed a demonstration of itsremotely operated vehicle, and announced the following efforts to protectthe nation's oceans:

Also Thursday, the Vice President joined the National Ocean Conferenceand received a report from panel participants. The conference panelsincluded: Oceans and Commerce; Oceans and Global Security; OceanEnvironment and Health; and Ocean, Exploration, Education and Research. Inaddition, the Vice President led a discussion with all four panels.

What's New - June 1998

National Ocean Conference

Equal Pay Act

Family Re-Union Conference

Portland State University Commencement

Ocean Conference

South Asia

Thurston High School Remarks

National Ocean Conference

Presidential Scholars

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act

ISTEA Legislation

SAVER Summit

Speaks to DLC

National Ocean Conference, Plenary Session

New Efforts to Protect Our Oceans

The Opening of the Thoreau Institute

Oceans Announcements

Fight Against Drugs

Welcoming Ceremony in Xian, China

Korean President Kim Dae Jung

Roundtable Discussion in Xiahe, China

President Kim of South Korea

Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act

21st Century Community Learning Grants

Pritzker Awards Dinner

Nominations of Bill Richardson and Richard Holbrooke

Remarks to Religious Leaders

Family Re-Union Media Advisory

Meeting With Economic Advisors

Conference Address

A Fair, Accurate Census

New Data On Teen Smoking

Roundtable Discussion Remarks

Landmark Agricultural Bill

Conference Remarks

Denver Broncos, Super Bowl Champions

Family Re-Union Press Release

U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century

Roundtable Discussion in Shanghai, China.

MIT Commencement Address

Commencement Address to MIT Graduates

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