Exposed: Crimes on the High Seas

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Lisa Marie Czop; ext. 217; lisa@bwfcom.com
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***MEDIA INVITATION***

Exposed: Crimes on the High Seas
Media Members Invited to Attend Temporary Exhibit Unveiling

WHAT: Media members are invited to attend the unveiling of the newest temporary exhibit at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment. Partnering with Greenpeace and the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), the museum has created the new temporary exhibit “Crimes Against Sea Life,” exposing crimes on the high seas. Although crimes against sea life are an ever-expanding issue with many areas of focus, this exhibit will highlight global illegal fishing (commonly called pirate fishing), Japanese whaling, and crimes against coral reefs.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Phil Kline Senior Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace
Mark Spalding President, The Ocean Foundation
Janine Vaccarello COO, National Museum of Crime & Punishment

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM

LOCATION: National Museum of Crime and Punishment
575 7th Street NW (between E and F Streets), Washington, D.C.
Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Arena exit).

RSVP: Lisa Marie Czop of Brotman•Winter•Fried Communications at
703-533-4837 (office), 703-431-5508 (mobile), or lisa@bwfcom.com.

About the National Museum of Crime & Punishment
The NMCP’s mission is to provide guests of all ages with a memorable insight into the history of crime, crime fighting and solving, and the consequences of committing a crime in America through a captivating interactive, entertaining, and educational experience. Some of the attractions include a CSI Experience, a high-speed chase simulator and FBI shooting range, Americas Most Wanted studio, and a room where visitors can try to hack into a computer, crack a safe and test their Wild West shooting range. The museum is located on 7th Street NW between E and F Streets in downtown Washington, D.C. at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Arena exit). Learn more at www.crimemuseum.org.

About Greenpeace
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. Greenpeace has 28 independent national/regional offices in over 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a coordinating body, Greenpeace International. Learn more at http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/.

About the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is an international non-profit organization that unites communities to save coral reefs. By providing education, tools, and inspiration to help local communities become passionate stewards of their reefs, CORAL is building a worldwide network of well-managed marine protected areas and sustainable businesses that benefit both coral reefs and people. The Coral Reef CSI program, which arose from the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Working Group on Coral Reef Enforcement and Investigation, was designed in 2006 as a way for coral reef managers, enforcement officers, investigators, and natural resource trustees to receive training in underwater natural resource investigative techniques. The training program encourages investigation, mitigation, and prosecution success for natural resource injury events and is generating regional and national level commitments for improved coral reef investigation and enforcement.