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On January 30th, 2018, Coast Watch Alliance hosted their inaugural Venom & Vino Gourmet Series event at Pot Roast & Pinot in Pensacola, Florida.  Thirty seven donors attended this unique fundraiser where a five course, lionfish-centric meal was paired with premium wines and spirits.

During the three hour event, Chef Joe Abston served dishes featuring poached, seared, and fried lionfish alongside other fresh seafood and aged st...


Coast Watch Alliance volunteers Ashley Ridout, Alex Fogg, and Brian Asher brought the lionfish invasion to the Baltimore Inner Harbor on January 19th and 20th at the 2018 Baltimore / DC Dive Show.  The two day event featured an hour long presentation on "Recreational Reef Management's Role in Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Invasive Lionfish" and demonstrations on hunting, handling, and filleting lionfish. Hundreds of participants visited the C...


Faced with poor diving conditions offshore, Coast Watch Alliance volunteers Ashley Ridout, Deanna Richburg, Rich King, and Brian Asher turned their focus closer to home and held an impromptu underwater cleanup at Southwind Marina in Pensacola, Florida.  Over the course of five hours, more than 250lbs of refuse was removed from the marina including three actively fishing ghost traps, eight partial ghost traps, two minnow buckets, twenty pounds of plast...


In partnership with our friends at Lionfish University, Coast Watch Alliance exhibited at the 2017 Dive Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) tradeshow in Orlando, Florida from November 1st - November 4th.  With over a dozen volunteers in attendance, Coast Watch Alliance spoke with thousands of industry professionals about the environmental dangers posed by invasive lionfish and the best ways to control their prolific rise. "The response from the...


The business cards have been ordered, so it must be official! Ashley Ridout will be formally taking over the role of Executive Director of Coast Watch Alliance on November 1st. As a research biologist, avid diver, and lionfish harvester with a strong resolution to protect and conserve marine resources, Ashley is a perfect candidate for the job, and we are excited to have her bring her ideas and energy to the lead role in our organization.

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Through the promotion of sustainable practices, Coast Watch Alliance works to bring business leaders and the public together to achieve a balance between responsible use and conservation of the natural resources we share.  Coast Watch Alliance was founded by conservation-minded executives in the technology and environmental science fields.  We believe that sound, science-based environmental practices do not have to be at odds with economic growth and development.


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