June 2, 2004
For immediate release
Discover The Ocean In Your Backyard
Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture & Forestry
The Oceans Day event will feature information on the Prince Edward Island fishery, the proposed Basin Head Marine Protected Area, Island seafood recipes, colouring booklets and a colouring contest for children, and numerous draws for prizes. The theme, “Discover the Ocean in Your Backyard,” invites you to take action to protect marine and freshwater ecosystems.
World Oceans Day is an annual event first established in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Since then, people have celebrated World Oceans Day by getting involved in special events and activities promoting ocean health and sustainable development. For further information, call Kelly Cantelo at 368-5790 or Delly Keen at 566-7823.