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Winning entry of FSM & Blue Prosperity Coalition naming contest announced

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PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services) — On World Oceans Day 2020, June 8,  David W. Panuelo, president of the Federated States of Micronesia, announced the winning entry for the contest to select the name for the partnership between the FSM and the Blue Prosperity Coalition or BPC.

“I am proud to announce that, henceforth, our nation’s partnership with [BPC] shall be called Blue Prosperity Micronesia,” President Panuelo said. “Together through Blue Prosperity Micronesia, the FSM national government and the states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae will work hand in hand with the Waitt Institute, National Geographic Pristine Seas, Oceans 5, and Micronesia Conservation Trust, to conserve and protect our nation’s marine environments.”

 

FSM President David W. Panuelo and Ted Waitt, founder and chairman of Blue Prosperity Coalition, pose in front of Ant Atoll in July 2019. FSMIS photo

More than 140 citizens and residents of the FSM participated in the naming contest. Micronesia Conservation Trust will be contacting the winner and the runners-up regarding their prizes, kindly sponsored by BPC. The winners and their entries will also be posted on the Facebook Page for Blue Prosperity Micronesia here:  https://www.facebook.com/BlueProsperityMicronesia

Blue Prosperity Micronesia’s work will include the development of a marine spatial plan and a blue economy plan, the conducting of scientific assessments, and the creation of proposed legislation for the FSM Congress’ review to build upon existing conservation commitments and sustainable development goals to protect at least 30% of the nation’s waters. Over the next five years, Blue Prosperity Micronesia will work directly with Micronesians across the FSM to help make a brighter future for the nation.

 

 

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