The first workshop "Invasive Lionfish Control and Management" will be held in Puerto Morelos in the first week of November 2011, during the 64th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) meeting.
This will be a "training of trainers" workshop, where the trainees are expected to take information and training back to their country and train others unable to attend, including key stakeholders and partners. The workshop is being organized by REEF and the SPAW-RAC, so we know that the event will be high-quality and have positive results.
We did the math and estimate that the costs for one fisherman to attend the meeting are at least US$1,250. This includes flights, ground transport, registration, and lodging.
This Wednesday, October 19, is a great day to support us to get as many fishermen as we can to this important event, as GlobalGiving is giving away US$100,000 during the final Bonus Day of the year! During this day and only this day, GlobalGiving is matching at 30% all on-line donations, up to US$1,000 per donor per project. In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors! Please consider donating this Wednesday so that your donation will go even further. The number of fishermen we can send to the lionfish workshop depends directly on you!
Please, don't let this amazing opportunity pass by! Thank you very much for your continued support!