Office of the Spokesperson
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Monica P. Medina will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, April 7-9 to meet with officials from United States Indo-Pacific Command and the United States Coast Guard to discuss their work combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. In addition, she will visit the Hawai‘i Institute for Marine Biology to learn more about its research on climate change and marine wildlife conservation and meet with Hawaiian community leaders and nongovernmental organizations working to preserve unique island ecosystems.
Following these activities, Assistant Secretary Medina will continue her travels to the Our Ocean Conference, which the United States will co-host with Palau in Koror, April 13-14.
For media inquiries, please contact OES-PA-DG@state.gov.