Portugal: National ocean strategy

The Portuguese government has issued a Council of Ministers Resolution approving the 2021-2030 National Ocean Stratgy, a programmatic document governing ocean-related political actions and enshrining the government’s commitment to protect the ocean and ensure the sustainable development of its many opportunities.

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