Vote for People’s Choice in marine conservation

| 31/08/2018
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People’s Choice nominee Lucy Collyer

(CNS Local Life): As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) will recognise exceptional contributors to local marine conservation efforts, and is asking members of the public to help decide who will receive the People’s Choice Award at the annual Festival of Seas Awards and Gala among those nominated. Voting will be open from 3-9 September, with a one-vote limit per person.

The six nominees who are being considered for the award are:

  • Douglas Cameron Jr, for starting on-island plastic recycling through Precious Plastic Cayman;
  • Captain Charles Ebanks, for ghost net removal from Cayman’s waters;
  • Lucy Collyer, for leadership in the sea turtle nest monitoring programme;
  • Derek Haines, for raising money to help launch Reefs Go Live;
  • Claire Hughes, for education and action through Plastic Free Cayman;
  • Aaron Hunt, for coral nursery work in Grand Cayman.
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Nominee Captain Charles Ebanks

The People’s Choice Award is a full audience participation effort, said a CCMI press release, with the public nominating and voting for the winner. It will recognise an individual or group who has made significant positive impact on the marine environment. Whether through a project, programme or event, nominees must demonstrate leadership and commitment to bringing about a transformative impact on the ocean habitats, especially coral reefs, in the Cayman Islands, stated the release.

Full details of each nomination can be found on the CCMI website.

The winner of the People’s Choice and other 20th anniversary CCMI conservation awards will be announced at the annual Festival of Seas Awards and Gala set for 3 November 2018 at Grand Old House.

For more information about the Festival of Seas Awards and Gala and to purchase tickets click here

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Category: Environment, Marine Environment

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it a bit odd that someone can be nominated for ‘exceptional contribution to marine conservation’ for simply doing their job? This isn’t the case with all of these nominees by any means, but it certainly is the case for the sea turtle nest monitoring program. I’m sure the girl did a great job, but she was working as an intern for DoE and this was her job to do. Surely the award should go to one of the others who aren’t actually getting paid to do the thing they are being nominated for?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I vote for the cruise berthing steering committee!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lucy Collyer all day! Keep up the good work Lucy!