Belize’s Foreign Minister, Wilfred Elrington, is in Washington DC attending the third annual Our Ocean Conference. The conference began today and its aims to inspire and empower a new generation to come up with ideas to protect and conserve oceans and the massive amount of resources that it contains. Issues discussed at the Our Ocean Conference greatly affect Belize as it relates to the country’s marine protected areas and sustainable fisheries. It is with this view in mind that Elrington’s presence can possibly open a platform for dialogue on these issues affecting Belize. Elrington left the country on Tuesday and is expected to be back on Saturday.