(SANTA BARBARA, CA): New federal legislation to speed the phase-out of aging, single-hulled tankers and protect America’s coastal shorelines has received strong support from ocean advocate and explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society.

Cousteau praised the legislation, sponsored by U.S. Cong. Lois Capps, D-CA, as "an inspiration for significant legislation globally to protect the ocean, marine species and humanity." He urged quick action by the U.S. Congress to enact Capps' bill.


(Iles Cayman) - Jean-Michel Cousteau, Président de Ocean futures Society, a été selectionné pour figurer dans la Galerie Internationale des Célébrités de la Plongée Sous-marine (International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame ou ISDHF). La troisième cérémonie d’institution se tiendra le vendredi 16 janvier 2003, conjointement avec le Festival du Film International qui a lieu le 17 janvier.


GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND: Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society, called on divers and ocean sports enthusiasts around the world to become "ambassadors for ocean protection" in his remarks at his induction into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

"It is up to people like you, who have an emotional investment in the oceans, to empower others in our mutual quest to protect the oceans we love," Cousteau told the audience.