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World Oceans Day : Celebrating Sargasso Sea Declaration 5 year Anniversary
  • 12
  • 06
  • 2019

World Oceans Day : Celebrating Sargasso Sea Declaration 5 year Anniversary

The celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day is an opportunity to reflect on the significance of this five year anniversary of the Sargasso Sea Declaration for instituting science-based stewardship to some 2 million square miles of high seas in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Hon. Craig Cannonier, former Premier of Bermuda, signing the Hamilton Declaration

As founding chair of the Sargasso Sea Alliance, I send gratitude and congratulations to the team that created and manages this important ocean stewardship initiative.  Special recognition and tribute to my dear friend Richard Rockefeller who played a leadership role in this historic project and passed away on June 13, 2014, just several months after the Hamilton Declaration was adopted.

David E Shaw and Richard Rockefeller at the signing of the Hamilton Declaration

And I’m pleased to share this special World Ocean Day newsletter from the Sargasso Sea Commission.

Participants at the signing of the Hamilton Declaration in Bermuda in 2014

Richard Rockerfeller, David Freestone, Howard Roe, Kristina Gjerde, David Shaw – Accepting the 2013 Seakeeper Award