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Oceans in Trouble

What Our President Can Do To Save Our Oceans
Beginning at 6pm
October 13, 2004
University of Miami's Cosford Cinema
Sponsored by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science.

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Oceans in Trouble was a townhall meeting hosted at the University of Miami's Cosford Cinema on October 13, 2004, and was presented by Environmental Defense, The University of Miami's Pew Institute for Ocean Science and the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. With all political eyes on Florida, a panel of distinguished oceans experts came together to discuss how our political leaders can renew their commitment to solving our oceans crisis. Our nation's economy and quality of life are dependent on healthy oceans. Fisheries, tourism and sustainable coasts are especially critical for Florida. And at the time, with the nation's attention focused on the presidential election, the time was right for us to shine a light on what the president can do to protect the oceans.

The meeting included a distinguished panel who discussed the future of our oceans and what the president could do to reverse the world's growing oceans crisis. Featured panelist speakers included Peter Benchley, author of Jaws and noted oceans advocate, David Festa, Environmental Defense, Oceans Program Director, Elizabeth Babcock, Chief Scientist, The University of Miami's Pew Institute for Ocean Science and Bernard Oxman, UM Law School's Master of Laws Program in Ocean and Coastal Law, Director and was moderated by Jeff Burnside, Emmy award winning reporter and creator of NBC-6's EcoWatch segment.

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