Congratulations to our Ocean Ally Mikki McComb-Kobza and the Ocean First Institute on receiving the Blue Friend of the Year Award at the Go Blue Awards Gala held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Friday, October 27.
Mikki is Executive Director of Ocean First Institute and she shared with us the work the Institute is doing to lead the dive business community down the path to sustainability in her interview during the Blue Ocean Summit in 2015. See her article Sustainable Standards for Profitable Dive Businesses.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
This year’s gala is the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Ninth Go Blue Awards held annually to honor individuals and organizations for their significant contributions in ocean conservation.
The Blue Hatchling Youth Award recognizes someone under the age of 17 who has contributed to marine conservation, while the Blue Business of the Year Award honors a business or nonprofit that has worked to promote and encourage marine conservation through their products, technology or business practices.
Meet all of the finalists and nominees of the Ninth Go Blue Awards listed on the Loggerhead Marinelife Center website.
By Robert Frerck, Blue Ocean Network
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