TEN resorts in the Mamanuca Group of Islands and six schools were enlightened on the importance of improving the health of their shared ocean and environment when they celebrated World Environment and World Ocean Day recently.

The resorts include, Mana Island, Tokoriki Island Resort, Malolo Island Resort, Matamanoa Island Resort, Namotu Island Resort, Navini Island Resort, Sonaisali Island Resort, Tavarua Island Resort and Likuliku.

The participating schools are Vuda District, Momi Primary, Nabila Public, Malolo District, Namamanuca Primary, Mana SDA and TA Learning Centre in Martintar, Nadi.

The groups took part in combined celebrations at Castaway Island, Fiji while companies like South Sea Cruises, Sea Fiji, Sub Surface and Viti Surf would participate by collecting floating debris while servicing the Mamanuca waters.

MES project manager Betani Salusalu said it was only appropriate to celebrate the occasion because the ocean and the environment were both “fundamental to life”.