Palau's President on the Importance of the Ocean

President Tommy Remengesau of Palau speaks about the importance of the ocean to Palau's people, their traditions, and their livelihood. On October 22, 2015, the Pacific island nation created a massive marine sanctuary, fully protecting 80 percent of their waters. The new marine sanctuary will help to ensure the long-term sustainability of marine resources, improve local fisheries, and support increased diving tourism revenues.