Caribbean Fisherfolk Day celebrated with awards and documentaries
Monday, June 29, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Belize is celebrating Caribbean Fisherfolk Day in honor of the men and women who farm the seas for a favorite delicacy of the population and visitors as well.
At today’s official ceremony in Belize City, a Punta Gorda woman was recognized for her life on the sea. Of eight nominees presented, mostly from the South of the country, and Anna Ramirez of Punta Gorda was named outstanding fisherfolk of the year for 2015.
She says she loves the sea and has managed to raise 9 children – five girls and four boys – with respect and knowledge for the waters. According to Ramirez she was raised to believe – and has proven – that she is the equal of any man in her line of work, and indeed she is respected in her community as an environmentalist.