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DU looks forward to working with newly formed Senate Oceans Caucus 

Caucus provides new opportunity to promote coastal conservation issues
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Ducks Unlimited applauds the recent formation of the Senate Oceans Caucus, which aims to raise awareness in Congress about issues facing our nation's coastal bay, estuaries and deep seas.

"Coastal resources provide shelter and food for 85 percent of waterfowl and other migratory birds, making this area an important conservation priority for our organization," DU Director of Public Policy Barton James said. "DU looks forwards to working with the Senate Oceans Caucus to help highlight the important role our oceans and coastal areas play in conserving vital wildlife habitat."

In an effort to educate members of Congress on the complex issues surrounding our oceans, the caucus plans to host a variety of briefings and lectures regarding the latest in ocean research and policy.

Members of the Senate Oceans Caucus include: 
 
• Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)
*Co-chair
• Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
*Co-chair
• Sen. Mark Begich (AK)
*Honorary Co-chair
• Sen. Daniel Akaka (HI)
• Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT)
• Sen. Scott Brown (MA)
• Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA)
• Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA)
• Sen. Benjamin Cardin (MD)
• Sen. Thomas Carper (DE)
• Sen. Chris Coons (DE)
• Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC)
• Sen. Daniel Inouye (HI)
• Sen. John Kerry (MA)
• Sen. Mary Landrieu (LA)
• Sen. Patty Murray (WA)
• Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME)
• Sen. Ron Wyden (OR)
 

For more information regarding DU's public policy efforts, visit www.ducks.org/publicpolicy.

 

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