In the Lion’s Den – UWI grad captures, sells pesky fish

first_img Oct 1, 2018 (Trinidad and Tobago Newsday) – When Riesa Sumair graduated from UWI, St Augustine in 2015 with a degree in business management, her parents probably didn’t expect she’d choose fish vendor as her profession. “They have been incredibly supportive, though and have been the ones pushing me to stick with this fish-vending business,” she chuckled. Riesa Sumair founder of Lion’s Den Seafood walks out of the water of Macqueripe after testing new scuba gear last Sunday. (Photo by Jeff K Mayers via Trinidad ad Tobago Newsday) Jan 25, 2018 Apr 7, 2016 You may be interested in… CRFM, partners to unlock Caribbean’s fisheries potential through value chain approachBelize City, Belize, (CRFM)— Some fear that climate change and global economic pressures will create a toxic mix that would cripple the potential of the Caribbean fisheries and aquaculture sector. But a new initiative being implemented by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is looking for that “golden key” that…December 17, 2015In “Belize”CRFM leads initiative to support management of four-wing flying fishBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 (CRFM)—Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of sub-projects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the flying fish fishery. In highlighting the importance of the initiative, CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton,…January 25, 2018In “Barbados”New UWI Chancellor begins term as The UWI’s 6th ChancellorThe UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I.  –  The University of the West Indies (The UWI)  on 17 July, 2017, marked a change in its leadership, as it welcomed a new Chancellor, the highest officeholder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr. Robert Bermudez assumed duties as the 6th Chancellor…July 19, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 8, 2016center_img Caribbean threatened by under-reporting of fisheries catches CRFM leads initiative to support management of four-wing… Technical experts discuss updated plan for Eastern Caribbean… Riesa, 24, is the founder of Lion’s Den Seafood, a sustainable seafood distributor that started out as a hobby, but morphed into a major outlet for divers in Tobago to hunt and sell lion fish, an invasive species wreaking havoc on local reefs. “It didn’t start out as an entrepreneurial endeavour. My diving team and I would go on dives and it was just like, oh, there’s a lion fish. We need to get rid of them. And we’d catch it for dinner,” she told Business Day. She did notice, though, that lion fish could be a sustainable niche market and no one else was filling the gap, and so she decided to do that herself. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Regional fisheries experts meet today on emerging challenges last_img

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