‘New York City is home to the sea that never sleeps. Our local oceans and waterways are important for an amazing diversity of wildlife, the economy, and recreation, but they face many threats from human activities and climate change. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium works to protect our regional waters through its NY Seascape program and by inspiring the public to become ocean stewards. The program is designed to restore and protect populations of local marine species and protect New York marine ecosystems, which are vital for wildlife and key to the area’s unique economic and cultural vitality.
Ocean planning provides an effective way for everyone – fishermen, scientists, shipping industry leaders, recreational users, even aquarium visitors – to work collaboratively to balance conservation and human use of our ocean backyard.’
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