1970The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was formed.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Rooted in efforts to measure and oversee the nation’s natural resources, NOAA is now the premier federal agency for oceanic and atmospheric research and resource management. Based on a proposal made by the 15-member blue ribbon “Stratton Commission”, and advocated by President Richard Nixon, Congress created NOAA in 1970 within the Department of Commerce. Gloucester became the site for one of its five regional offices at the Blackburn Industrial Park, which includes its Greater Atlantic Region Sustainable Fisheries Office.

“Our History | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.” https://www.noaa.gov/heritage/our-history.
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