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Opening Remarks to DSBS Symposium

  I helped organized and opened up a science symposium at the 16th International Deep Sea Biology Symposium.  These are my remarks. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to everyone, depending where you are.  Why don’t we go ahead and get started. Hello, my name is Angelo Villagomez with the Blue Nature Alliance and I’d like to welcome you all to “Achieving Truly Global Stewardship of the Deep Ocean.”   I will be your host for the next two and one half hours as we explore actions and ideas that will help achieve fairer access to the benefits and stewardship of the deep ocean.   First off, I want to thank all of you for joining us today.   Issues of ocean justice and social equity can sometimes be difficult to discuss, and doing so openly and honestly requires a great deal of trust and humility.   We ask that you listen actively to what the speakers and other participants have to say.   I realize that listening for agreement can be sometimes difficult for people in our cho