Marine Ecologist and Antigua Event Director
Ruleo Camacho is a resident of Antigua and Barbuda (born and raised in Falmouth Village). He is a passionate fisherman and marine scientist and was involved in marine activities before he could walk. Ruleo is passionate about the marine ecosystem, particularly as he grew up in and around it, and has fashioned his career in such a way as to best effect positive change in this
Ruleo first got exposed to lionfish in 2008 while studying in Jamaica, where he assisted colleagues in hunting them in order to conduct gut-content analysis. Since then, he has been an avid individual in the hunting and consumption of lionfish in Antigua and Barbuda, as well as
assisting in efforts to increase the public knowledge of the truths (and falsehoods) of the Lionfish invasion, and best efforts for their management.
Ruleo has a BSc in Environmental Biology from Jamaica, and a double MSc in Marine Biology and Marine Policy from the University of Maine, and is currently the Marine Ecologist at the National Park Association.