President Obama Provides Opening Speech for "Our Oceans" Conference in Chile

President Obama kicked off the “Our Ocean” conference in Chile with a video welcome highlighting several new oceans-related policy announcements including:
·         NOAA and the Administration are taking steps to create two new marine sanctuaries in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan and Maryland’s Mallows Bay-Potomac River.
·         The Administration is developing new sustainable tools to combat illegal fishing including a new program called Sea Scout that will unite global stakeholders to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

See the video of the speech here