Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands join for ocean project

Last Updated: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 14:45 hrs

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are partnering to better manage and preserve their coastal and ocean resources.

Puerto Rico's natural resources secretary says the partnership will target pollution, tourism, fishing, renewable energy and other issues. Daniel Galan Kercado says both U.S. territories also will share resources to study marine ecosystems and develop an economic plan to boost tourism.

The Caribbean Regional Ocean Partnership was signed late Friday.

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