A representative of Oceana received the Environmental Youth Award at this year’s Belize National Youth Awards. She is Celeshia Guy, Oceana’s Belize District Field Representative. A release from Oceana states that Guy was awarded for her quote, “tremendous contributions to increasing awareness of our natural environment as well as promoting active youth participation in the decision-making processes for sustainable management and development of our marine ecosystems”. This is the second consecutive year an Oceana employee received the award. In 2016, Ryan Rivera, Oceana’s Corozal Field Representative received the award for his commitment to advocating for the sustainable management of Belize’s marine environment. The Belize National Youth Awards were held during the closing ceremony of the World Youth Conference 2017.