Rising Tide #62 – The Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans
In this extended 40-minute episode we talk with Monica Medina, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. As a lawyer, former army officer and past official with the Department of Defense, U.S. Senate, NOAA and others, she now represents the United States on a range of international issues. We’ll cover a number of them including illegal fishing, plastic pollution, deep-sea mining, coral restoration, the impact of the war in Ukraine on blue diplomacy and more. Listen, learn and gain some hope.