Oceana Honors Wavemakers at 2023 Annual General Meeting
Limairi Pott honoured as Oceana’s 2023 National Wavemaker of the Year
Press Release Date: October 23, 2023
Location: Belize City, Belize
Oceana wavemakers from across the country participated in Oceana’s 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Saint Catherine Academy Multi-purpose Mercy Center on Saturday, October 21st in Belize City. Over 200 hundred wavemakers from the Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo districts, as well as from Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye, attended the annual event.
During the AGM, several wavemakers were recognized for their sensational support for Oceana’s campaigns and initiatives over the past year. The 2023 awardees are Marvin Monterroso from Corozal; Naomi Sylvania from Belize City; Jiselle Awe from Cayo; Seferina Miss from Stann Creek, and Rinelva Ico from Toledo. Oceana also proudly recognized the Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development with its second annual Partner of the Year Award, and Limairi Pott as the 2023 National Wavemaker of the Year.
Born in Orange Walk, Limairi was recognized for her exceptional dedication, organizational prowess, and resourcefulness in engaging persons in the field during Oceana’s signature drive. Lima went above and beyond, not only raising awareness for Oceana’s campaigns among the public but also effectively translating this awareness into concrete actions aimed at the protection of Belize’s invaluable marine resources.
This year’s guest speaker was Mr. Glenfield Dennison. Proud to be a born, raised, and resident son of Belize City’s ‘Southside’, a Public Servant at the core and an Attorney by profession, he shared his excitement to represent the National Trade Union Congress of Belize on the People’s Constitution Commission where he also serves as Vice Chair. He emphasized the critical importance of youth participation in the ongoing constitutional reform process, and encouraged participants to actively engage in the consultations that will determine how the constitution will shape the future of Belize.
Oceana in Belize’s dedicated wavemakers countrywide are an essential pillar of our advocacy. We are proud to stand alongside Belizeans who are always ready and willing to speak up for our precious marine environment. Belizean supporters are among the more than a million Oceana Wavemakers from across the globe who support the protection and restoration of the world’s oceans.
The National Wavemaker Award was made by local artist, Aesha Garel of Zest Handcrafted.
Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one-third of the world’s wild fish catch. With more than 225 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, and the killing of threatened species like turtles and sharks, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results. A restored ocean means that 1 billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal, every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world. Visit www.oceana.org to learn more.