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Local environmentalist heads to Shark conference in Washington D.C.

sharkLocal environmentalist, Marc De Verteuil   who is scheduled to attend an international conference on the ocean plans to highlight challenges facing sharks in this country and the Caribbean.

On June 16th and 17th the U.S. Department of State will host the “Our Ocean” Conference in Washington D.C.

Invitees to the conference include government ministers, scientists, advocates, people whose livelihoods and well-being depend upon the oceans, and members of the international oceans community.

World Oceans Day was officially recognized by the United Nations on Sunday.

Mr De Verteuil of the group Papa Bois Conservation in an interview said at the upcoming conference environmental issues facing this country will be brought to the forefront.

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