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Ocean management

Ocean resources provide recreational opportunities, maintain cultural identities, and support a stunning array of wildlife. They support many different uses that benefit the economies of nearby communities as well as the entire state. Washingtonians depend on ocean resources, now and into the future.
It is important for Washington to protect, understand, and manage our ocean resources. We are working with partners across the state to solve critical issues facing these resources and coastal communities. We provide community assistance, collaborate on ocean management, lead and guide ocean planning and policy.

Assisting coastal communities Guiding national ocean policy Marine spatial planning Partnering on state ocean management