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Reef Fest

Reef Fest 2018 Poster

Date: April 14, 2018

Times: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location: Yacht Haven Grande

Contact Name: Imani Daniel, 340-693-1422, imani.daniel@live.uvi.edu

Details:

Reef Fest is a VIMAS and Blue Flag USVI event aimed at raising environmental education and awareness within the Virgin Islands community.

The theme for this year is Marine Ecosystem Health which encompasses topics such as sustainable seafooding, marine debris, coral bleaching, and mangrove protection. Within sustainable seafooding, we intend to educate multiple restaurants on St. Thomas in the practice of supporting local fisheries, keeping updated / seasonal seafood menus, incorporating invasive species (that are detrimental to overall ecosystem health) in recipes, and reducing the use of single use plastic items (plastic bags, straws, styrofoam, single use plastic bottles).

Supporting these practices and promoting their benefits for the environment are crucial parts in securing marine ecosystem health and hosting a sustainable environment for our tourism industry. As patrons become increasingly more conscious about their effect on the planet, they seek out businesses that incorporate purposeful actions in their business model.

Visit https://www.uvi.edu/community/virgin-islands-marine-advisory-service/st-thomas/reef-fest.aspx for more information. 

Reef Fest is an annual event hosted by the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS)Blue Flag USVI, and the Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR)

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