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World Oceans Summit - Oceans delivering sustainability and growth

(21/02/2014) European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, will next week speak at the World Ocean Summit in San Francisco where she will highlight the opportunities and challenges which come with unlocking sustainable growth from the world's oceans.

Commissioner Damanaki will reiterate the European Commission's commitment to both economic sustainability and environmental sustainability in maritime policy.

On 25th February Commissioner Damanaki will meet with the co-chairs of the Global Ocean Commission Mr David Miliband and Mr José María Figueres, the former President of Costa Rica. Following opening remarks by HRH the Prince of Wales and John Kerry, US Secretary of State, Commissioner Damanaki will speak at the World Ocean Summit in a session entitled "The Ocean as the new Economic Frontier?".