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Belize Celebrates Fishers and Sustainable Fishing in 2020

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Going fishing in Belize is a rewarding experience. That’s especially true for Lennox Leslie and Dermin Shivers. As reported in Breaking Belize News, the two fishers from Placencia won cash and other prizes during a ceremony honoring them as Outstanding Fishers of 2020.

Each winner received awards and prizes totaling $1500 in value from the Wildlife Conservation Society, AMC Belize and the Nature Conservancy.

In a Facebook post, the Wildlife Conservation Society congratulated both men.

Honoring Fishers All Month Long

June is Fisherfolk Month in Belize. According to the WCS, “The awards ceremony was part of a series of activities to recognize the men and women who continue to put seafood on our tables despite the current pandemic that is affecting the fishing industry.”

The month’s activities included the Blessing of the Boats to announce the opening of lobster season on June 9. Father Brian Christopher of St. Martin Deporres Church conducted the ceremony to honor Belize’s chief marine export. Other events commemorated World Oceans Day on June 8.

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