Secretary of State John Kerry announced the 2014 Our Ocean Conference to be held at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on June 16-17, 2014. As Secretary Kerry said in his Earth Day statement,
"We can’t care for the Earth without protecting the ocean that covers nearly three-quarters of it. With global overfishing, record pollution, and ocean acidification, our oceans are in trouble. That’s why I am convening an international ocean conference at the State Department in June to leverage the shared efforts of governments, the private sector, civil society leaders, and global stakeholders."
Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #OurOcean2014 and learn more about the conference at www.state.gov/ourocean.