Last month, Leonardo DiCaprio spoke about the issues facing oceans at the 2016 Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Video: Leonardo DiCaprio's Remarks at 2016 "Our Ocean" Conference

The Our Ocean conference focuses on key ocean issues – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean. Leonardo DiCaprio spoke about his experience witnessing the detrimental affects of climate change while filming his documentary Before The Flood.

He also spoke about several new innovative and collaborative solutions that have been developed to address the problems facing our oceans. These include the recent launch of Global Fishing Watch as well as a new initiative to protect sharks and rays called Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays.

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