Festivals - Past

2013 Festival

Brunei bans shark trade at Celebrate the Sea Festival 2013 Celebrate the Sea 2013 (7 – 9 June) was perhaps the most momentous, scoring the biggest milestone since its inception in 2002. This was the first time it was held in conjunction with World Oceans Day (8 June) and the first time the host country, Brunei, declared a ban on shark fins and all shark products.This is Brunei’s first Celebra ...

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2011 Festival

The Most Important Event of the Sea in Asia Pacific - Celebrate the Sea Festival 2011It must start with the individual; it will change the habits of the community. Technology alone does not have all the answers but human desire to change can put technology to better use. Celebrations are happy occasions and Manado was an apt choice for the 10th edition of Celebrate the Sea where people were a ...

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2009 Festival

  POST EVENT PRESS RELEASE: Bigger, Bolder and the Best of Underwater Imagery at Celebrate the Sea Festival 2009 Manila Ocean Park How inappropriate to call this planet 'Earth', when it is clearly 'Ocean'.(Arthur C. Clarke) The 8th Celebrate the Sea Festival opened on Friday, 12 June 2009 to renew our faith, at the Manila Ocean Park. Lynn Funkhouser, took the podium as its first pre ...

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2008 Festival

  POST EVENT PRESS RELEASE:    7th Celebrate the Sea Imagery Festival 2008 How inappropriate to call this planet 'Earth', when it is clearly 'Ocean'.(Arthur C. Clarke)      The Biggest Tsunami -  Celebrate the Sea Festival, Manila Ocean Park 2008The Celebrate the Sea Festival, in its 7th year and 2nd year in Manila; staged from 13 June to 15 June a ...

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2006 Festival

POST EVENT PRESS RELEASE:    5th Celebrate the Sea Imagery Festival 2006 Celebrate the Sea OceanNEnvironment show floor    Valerie Taylor presenting the Gold medal to Tanya Paul - winner children painting competition    SStuart Ireland and Eric Bettens - wins the Best Music Adapation award How inappropriate to call this planet 'Earth', when it i ...

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2007 Festival

      POST EVENT PRESS RELEASE:    6th Celebrate the Sea Imagery Festival 2007 How inappropriate to call this planet 'Earth', when it is clearly 'Ocean'.(Arthur C. Clarke)   President Gloria Arroyo with Michael AW admiring the Celebrate the Sea's theme imagery being projected on venue ceiling of Sofitel Philippines Plaza      Darren Kaye Aq ...

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2002-2005 Festivals

  YOU may hear me sometimes – lapping sounds on the shore in some places, and roaring waves in others. Some love being in my presence; some prefer to experience me from a distance and yet others are simply afraid of me for a variety of reasons. I am the sea to some and the ocean to others; we are bodies of salt water and our difference in size and location, has earned these distinctions ...

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