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BIOS promotes its green efforts

Staff from the US Consulate in Hamilton celebrate the “Our Ocean, One Future” theme at Jobson’s Cove.

Bermuda’s efforts to combat invasive species are being showcased at Our Ocean Conference, an event in Washington DC focusing on marine conservation.

The gathering in the US State Department features an interactive map, in which visitors can press buttons to discover the work being done around the world to protect the oceans.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences submitted details of its annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament to the map, which forms part of the 1,000 Actions conservation campaign.

This year’s two-day conference, which is titled “Our Ocean, One Future” and concludes today, builds on international commitments to protect the ocean made at the previous two conferences.

Issues at hand include sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, climate-related impacts on the ocean and marine protected areas.

President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address yesterday, while other speakers include Secretary of State John Kerry and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.