Results of “Our Ocean” Conference 2014!

I know many of you are eager to know what has come out of the ocean conference from last week! It was a very exciting event and a lot of real progress has been proposed in many areas.

Participants announced new partnerships and initiatives valued at over $1.8 billion to address key issues such as sustainable fisheries, marine pollution and ocean acidification. For example, President Obama announced a comprehensive new national program on seafood transparency and traceability that will enable U.S. consumers to know that the seafood they buy has been harvested legally and sustainably.

The U.S. Embassy had two very successful viewing parties, one with students and one with ocean experts.  And the Embassy will continue to work on these issues with our UK colleagues.

For more details and to see what else is being done to save our oceans, please click on the Action Plan and Initiatives documents below.