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Jun 14, 2012

Oceana Belize nominated for prestigious award

Belize became the first country in the world to completely ban bottom trawling, when a statutory instrument was signed into law in December 2010. It was a major step that has earned Belize a nomination for a Future Policy Award. Thirty-one policies from twenty-two countries are on the list of nominees for the prestigious award from the World Future Council that recognizes efforts to create better living conditions for current and future generations. The council focuses on different themes each year and for 2012, the award is for coastal and ocean policies. It took a year and a half of negotiations between Oceana, the National Fisherman Cooperatives and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to put it ban in place and it had no opposition in Cabinet. Since then, Oceana has purchased the two trawlers that were owned by the cooperatives and one has been donated to the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute to be converted into a research vessel. In other good news, readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine have voted Belize as one of the best travel destinations.

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2 Responses for “Oceana Belize nominated for prestigious award”

  1. vicky says:

    STOP THE CRIMES AND YOU WILL GET MORE COMPLIMENTS!!!!!!!!!

  2. me says:

    Maybe they looking for another prestigious award for banning offshore oil drilling. They get the award Belize get a “JUNK STATUS” as we cant meet our payments. Lets forget bout Musa and Ralphie. We getting bad reputation. The budget outlook is dismal. Cant find so much millions to meet the budget. Austerity measure. Know what that is? HAAD TIME DEH HEAD A WE. OCEANA, U GET D AWARDS AND GOOD SALARY FOR YOUR WORKERS, WE, THE GENERAL POPULACE GET HAAAADDDDD TIIIIIMMMMMEEEEE. NOW DAT MEK SENCE? WE GOT OIL RESERVES RITE WEH UNU NOH WANT WE DRILL. CLASSIC CASE OF GRASS DI GROW AND HORSE DI STARVE. iT MEK SENCE? HONDURAS COULD DO HORIZANTAL DRILLING AND SAP OUT DI BLACK GOLD WHILE WE STARVE TO DEATH – rOBBING AND KILLINGS. WE SAVING ALL AND EVERYTHING FOR OTHERS TO COME AND REAP. IT MEK ANY SENCE? GUATES HAVIN A FIELD DAY. DI MEXICANS ENJOYING ALL DEM BIG FISH WE SAVIN. iF HONDURAS DRILL IN DI OCEAN AND DEY HAVE A SPILL, CAN OCEANA DO ANYTHING BOUT DAT? GRASS DI GROW HAAAS DI STARVE.

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