On June 24, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco to participate in the closing session of the 4th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative. The theme of this year’s two-day conference is Making the Best of Marine Resources: Ecological and Economic Challenges.
Those who participated in the conference, which included His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, analyzed the “… current status of large predators, notably bluefin tuna and sharks, and discussed the role of MPAs in their preservation in the light of sustainable management of marine natural resources…” according to the official website for the Monaco Blue Initiative.
Launched in 2010 the Monaco Blue Initiative is organized in collaboration with:
“…the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Members meet annually to discuss the current global challenges of ocean protection and preservation. The Monaco Blue Initiative is now an effective platform for communication and exchange between the different sectors of activity and aims to analyze and put forward the possible synergies between the protection of marine ecosystems and socio-economic development.”
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier