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for Carolina Planning Vol. 18 Issue 1, 1992
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Port authorities in the United States have traditionally focused their resources on the development of marine terminals and related infrastructures for water-borne commerce. In recent years, forces within the port industry and the communities they serve have directed many port authorities to allocate land and capital resources toward the development of a broad range of land uses unrelated to waterborne commerce. The resulting increase in competition between maritime and non-maritime uses for limited waterfront land resources is a source of ongoing debate with the port industry.
Estuaries are waterways where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean. They sustain an abundance of wildlife and marine resources, while they are also popular sites for commercial, recreational, industrial and agricultural activities and development which produces pollution and physical alterations that threaten this environment. This article examines the history and progress of the National Estuary Program, established in 1987.