at Nelson’s Dockyard

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

  • Thursday, November 17th, 2022 – 2pm Coast Guard Briefing

  • Thursday, November 17th, 2022 – 3pm Lionfish hunting 101 Techniques and Safety

  • Thursday, November 17th, 2022 – 4pm CAPTAINS Briefing

Friday, November 18th, 2022

  • Friday, November 18th, 2022 FRIDAY LIONFISH HUNTING DAY (sunup to 4 pm)

  • Friday, November 18th, 2022 FRIDAY 4pm – 6pm Boats deliver “catch of the day” of Lionfish

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

  • Saturday, November 19th, 2022 SATURDAY LIONFISH Hunting day (Sunup to 4 p.m.)

  • Saturday, November 19th, 2022 Saturday 4pm – 6pm Boats deliver “catch of the day” of Lionfish

Sunday November 20th, 2022

If Reefs Could Talk Series

1:00 “If Reefs Could Talk” By Dr Steve Gittings
What is going on with coral reefs in the Western Atlantic and what can we do about it?

1:20 “The Changing Seascape” by Alex Fogg
Lionfish biology and ecology, and how nature is responding.

1:40 “Go Green Eat Red Lionfish” by Stacy Frank and Jim Hart
There may be a silver lining in the lionfish invasion. Hear about Lionfish University’s role in spreading the word, generating action, and looking for solutions.

2:00 “Jewelry Making and Business Building” by Phil Karp
Lionfish are not just for eating. They offer artistic and economic opportunities.

2:20 “The State of Lionfish Traps” by Dr. Holden Harris
Traps could allow commercial fishers to supplement their income with lionfish while protecting native fish.

2:40 “The Evolution of Freediving and One of Its Pioneers” by Mehgan Heaney-Grier
Hear the personal story of this record-breaking freediver and how her sport helped change our conservation ethic.

3:00 “Dolphin Dilemma” by Martha Watkins-Gilkes
This is the story of marine mammals in captivity in Antigua and Barbuda.

3:20 “Parrotfish in Antigua” by Ruleo Camacho.
Find out why parrotfish are so important to coral reef health and what happens without them.

3:40 “Green Fins” by Vashti Ramsey-Casimir

Learn how this program promotes sustainable diving and snorkeling and reduces the environmental impacts of tourism.


Sunday November 20th, 2022

  • SUNDAY 1 PM – Prize giving day and Fete.

  • If needed: Measuring/Weighing/Filet of LIONFISH CATCH 8 am

  • Crafting Lionfish Jewelry 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Nelson’s Dockyard


  • Educational Lectures (20 min ea) Between 1 PM – 4:00 PM

  • PRIZE PRESENTING 4:30 PM (Prizes Schools Marine Conservation posters/CHEF’s Cook Off/ LIONFISH Hunting)