Person of the Week2021-01-12T10:30:44-05:00

Lionfish Person of the Week

  • Captain Andy Ross and Roger J. Muller, Jr

Captain Andy Ross

We here at Niuhi Dive Charters are dedicated to serving the dive community with custom dive trips for all levels of experience. We specialize in Lionfish hunting and mitigation as well as reef surveys. We focus on ecotourism to educate divers on the importance of Lionfish control and the effects they have on the Gulf of Mexico fisheries. With our efforts he hope to make an impact on divers and the way they dive the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Alex Fogg and Lionfish

Alex Fogg

Providing opportunities for more people to interact and experience what the marine environment has to offer is probably the most important "mission" I have. Whether its diving and snorkeling natural and artificial reefs, removing invasive species like lionfish or even just going to the beach, these experiences can change the way people go about life. The work I do for my job and on my own time seem to blend together which makes this endeavor even more enjoyable!

  • Susan Hieter Scuba diving

Susan Hieter

PADI MSDT, Lionfish Hunter and owner of Lionfintastic, jewelry and accessories made on the island of Aruba.

  • Dottie Benjamin holding a lionfish

Dottie Benjamin

I wrote a PADI Distinctive Specialty for Lionfish Removal and love teaching divers how to safely capture and remove these fish while minimizing the diver's impact on local marine structures and organisms.

  • Ronald J Holzman with Lionfish University

Ronald J Holzman

Ronald J Holzman (Ron) Owner / Operator of DIVERJH Scuba/Watersports/Instruction & Consultants Association, Company, Affiliations: [...]

  • Dr Steve Gittings

Dr. Steve Gittings

I'm working with a variety of people to develop a viable lionfish trap that captures lionfish almost exclusively, doesn't ghost-fish if it is lost, doesn't damage the bottom, and minimizes the risk of entanglement of other wildlife like turtles and marine mammals.

  • Taylor Muller

Taylor Muller

Taylor Muller helps our underwater environments and dive community by removing lionfish from environments they do not belong. My quest is to aid in the effort to eradicate lionfish from our waters while also assisting in ocean clean up, coral reef education, and conservation.

  • Abigail Vrolijk

Abigail Vrolijk

Pioneer of Lionator Reef Protectors and a Reef Conservation Partner, Abigail is working in Aruba towards the conservation of our sea and sea creatures. She is also working in the early stages of Lionfish Patraol.

  • Phil Karp

Phil Karp

Phil Karp is an independent Citizen Scientist and Ocean Advocate, formerly with the World Bank.  He focuses on the interface between marine ecosystem conservation and the livelihoods of coastal communities.

  • Martha Watkins Gilkes with Alex Fogg

Martha Watkins Gilkes

Martha's quest is to do all possible to aid in the protection of the marine environment in the waters of Antigua West Indies. She is planning a major International Lionfish Derby that is now planned for June 2021 in Antigua.

  • Tony Young with lionfish catch

Captain Tony Young

Owner of Forever Young Charter Company, Captain Tony has an ongoing effort of removing invasive Lionfish. Each year we eradicate thousands of Lionfish with visitors from all over the world.

  • Carol Cox lionfish hunting

Carol D Cox

Carol is the Financial Officer and Volunteer Research Diver for Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association. She spends summers doing volunteer work surveying the condition of the artificial reefs to learn which designs are most beneficial to the marine habitat.

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