On Monday, October 5, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco gave a keynote speech during the Nuestro Océano (Our Ocean) Chile 2015 conference held at the Sheraton Miramar Hotel in Viña del Mar, Chile.
According to the Nuestro Océano official website the goal of the two-day conference is to:
“…find solutions to deal with illegal fishing, marine plastic pollution, ocean acidification and its relation to climate change. Moreover, the conference seeks to encourage the creation of marine protected areas as a tool to protect the marine ecosystem. A pledge was [also made during Monday’s gathering which would] create huge new marine reserves around Easter Island in the Pacific…”