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Passed Senate amended (06/26/2000)

Oceans Act of 2000 - Establishes the Commission on Ocean Policy and requires it to: (1) report to Congress and the President; and (2) establish a multidisciplinary science advisory panel of experts in the sciences of living and non-living marine resources to assist the Commission. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the President to submit to Congress: (1) after considering the Commission's report, proposals for a coordinated, comprehensive, and long range national policy for the responsible use and stewardship of ocean and coastal resources for the benefit of the United States; and (2) a biennial report on all existing Federal programs related to ocean and coastal activities.