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December 2016 Issue

25 Years Ago 1991. Fishing vessels of nations that continue to use large scale, high sea driftnets were automatically prohibited from calling on U.S. ports, according to the terms of H.R. 2152, approved by the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee in October 1991. ... Japan started utilizing 21st Century shipbuilding technology, helping the industry deal specifically with speed increases, safety and reliability improvements, and environmental protection. ... The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Clean Vessel Act, a bill that helped solve the issue of what to do with sewage from onboard toilets.


15 Years Ago 2001. The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy appointed Dr. Tom Kitsos executive director of the commission. Kitsos worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly 20 years before taking over this position. ... More than 625 mi. of riparian forest buffers were planted in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in 2001, marking the most ambitious planting year since the Chesapeake Bay Program partners began restoring streamside forests. ... The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, with support from the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA, broke ground on a new state-of-the-art real-time commercial industry satellite data reception and analysis facility in southern Miami-Dade County.


10 Years Ago 2006. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving led the Navy’s assistance effort to free the ex-Intrepid. The floating museum became stuck in sediment in November during a tow from Pier 86 in New York, New York, to a New Jersey shipyard for refurbishment. ... Furuno USA Inc. was awarded a $5.5 million multiyear contract from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The contract was for the Standard Navigation Acquisition Package to ensure delivery of Furuno products to the USCG. ... A dedication ceremony was held for a new marine science building for Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution.


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