Prince Albert of Monaco Wins 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Award

In Sustainability news, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry will be awarded at this year's Peter Benchley Ocean Awards ceremony in Washington, DC. This prominent ocean honor is named after the late author of "Jaws" and lifelong marine conservationist Peter Benchley.

Recipients will be honored at the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 14 at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 1530 P St., NW, Washington, DC. U.S. Senators Edward Markey, D-Massachusetts and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii will be award presenters. John Kerry is unable to attend.

Prince Albert will be present. He will receive the Award for Excellence in National Stewardship.

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H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco is a 4th generation champion of ocean health. He frequently takes part in marine scientific expeditions to observe pressing related challenges.

He is the only Head of State ever to travel to both the north and south poles. Like!

In 2006 he established the Prince Albert II Foundation, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and the environment, as well as addressing key threats such as climate change and ocean acidification.

"Prince Albert has played a vital role in supporting scientific research expeditions and high level collaborations around the important issues of overfishing and climate change," said awards program co-founder Wendy Benchley. "He has advocated for protection of the high seas and promoted healthy ocean policies in many forums that influence decision-making on a global scale."

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