WHEREAS, the Governors and Premiers of Massachusetts, Maine, New Brunswick, New Hampshire and Nova Scotia established the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment in December 1989 as an organization to deal with marine environmental issues in an ecosystem approach without borders; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf of Maine Council continues to encourage collaboration of state, provincial, and federal partner agencies with other public and non-profit organizations, private industry and interested citizens on marine environmental issues; and
WHEREAS, the year 2000, in celebration of ten years of cooperation, has been designated the "Year of the Gulf of Maine";
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers congratulate The Gulf of Maine Council for the example that they have shown in working together to address issues of common concern in the protection and enhancement of the marine environment.
Adopted at the 25th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, July 16-18, 2000.
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