Expedition Lionfish Summit & Tasting

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OceanGate’s team for Expedition Lionfish.

Left to right: Will Kohnen (SEAmagine Hydrospace), Dr. Keene Haywood (Univ. of Miami, RSMAS-ABESS), Stockton Rush (OceanGate Inc.).

Expedition Lionfish Summit’s first moderator, Dr. Steve Gittings (NOAA) reviewing notes with OceanGate’s Chiara Parlagreco and Tracey Weinberg of Weinberg Harris and Associates.

OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush delivers introduction to Expedition Lionfish Summit and Tasting.

Moderator: Dr. Steve Gittings, Chief Scientist, National Marine Sanctuary Program, NOAA.

Panelists: Lionfish Invasion - Research, Outreach & Mitigation (right to left) Dan Ellinor, FWC; David Kerstetter, NSU; Keith Mille, FWC; Matthew Johnston, NSU; Lad Akins, REEF; Dr. Stephanie Green, OSU (not pictured).

Tracey Weinberg of Weinberg Harris and Associates and Dr. Erika Montague of OceanGate review materials for panels.

Stockton Rush welcomes attendee Kayelyn Simmons, a masters student/researcher at Nova Southeastern University, to Expedition Lionfish Summit.

Partners, marine professionals, government officials, and ocean enthusiasts gathered over breakfast to network and foster awareness of the invasive lionfish.

A member of the media chats with Chef Kareem Anguin of the Oceanaire Seafood Room during the Lionfish Tasting.

Brad Wells (OceanGate), and wife, Margarita, flanked by Juliana Mayhew and Carl Treyz, divemasters from Brownie’s Reef Roamer.

Dean Dr. Dick Dodge provides an introduction to the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.

Dr. Stephanie Green (OSU) and Lad Akins (REEF).

Lad Akins (REEF) and Matthew Johnston (NSU).

Keith Mille (FWC) and Dr. David Kerstetter (NSU).

Dr. David Kerstetter (NSU) and Dan Ellinor (FWC).

Panelist Dr. Charles Messing (NSU) Presentation & Discussion: Florida Reef Conservation and Exploration.

Panelist Dr. Tamara Frank (NSU) during Presentation & Discussion: Florida Reef Conservation and Exploration.

Panelist John Hunt (FWC) during Presentation & Discussion: Florida Reef Conservation and Exploration.

Panelists John Hunt (FWC) and Dr. Keene Haywood (Univ. of Miami RSMAS-ABESS) during Presentation & Discussion, Florida Reef Conservation and Exploration.

Chef Kareem Anguin of the Oceanaire Seafood Room’s with OceanGate CMO Colleen Hahn.

Stockton Rush, CEO OceanGate Inc, introduces Dr. Steve Gittings (NOAA).

Moderator for Presentation & Discussion, Florida Reef Conservation and Exploration: William Kohnen, President, SEAmagine Hydrospace Group.

Lad Akins (REEF) demonstrates how to fillet a lionfish.

Lionfish ceviche preparation by Chef Kareem Anguin of the Oceanaire Seafood Room.