Monterey Bay Aquarium Lauds TPP for Ocean Conservation

In case you missed it — on Monday, Margaret Spring the Vice President of Conservation and Science for Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the nation’s leading ocean conservation organizations, said:

"It was an honor for Ambassador Michael Froman and Representative Sam Farr to join us in Monterey today to hear from the aquarium and other stakeholders about the importance of using the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements to increase global protection of ocean wildlife and ecosystems,”

“We are encouraged that the Trans-Pacific Partnership sets a new bar for ocean conservation measures in a trade agreement by including specific provisions to encourage sustainable fisheries management, fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, protect sharks and other key marine species, and eliminate harmful fishing subsidies. To make a measureable difference for the ocean, the United States and its trade partners will need to ensure comprehensive implementation and enforcement of these new and important provisions within each nation."

Read full release here.