Hol Chan Marine Reserve’s Reef Week 2018 came to a successful end with two major events, the Lionfish Competition and Coastal Clean Up.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve’s Lionfish Tournament was hosted at Estel's Dine by the Sea on Friday, May 11, 2018, where participating businesses headed out to sea from early morning to catch as much fish as possible. The count took place at the end of the day on the beach at Estel's with fun activities that included a Lionfish filleting competition. The Lionfish Tournament and fillet competition results are as follows:
Smallest fish- (5cm) Team Bradley
Largest fish- (38.7cm) Ramon's Divers
1st Place Lionfish Tournament- (415 Lionfish) Amigos Del Mar
2nd PLace Lionfish Tournament- (171 Lionfish) Sea Star Belize
3rd Place Lionfish Tournament- (100 Lionfish) Ramon's Divers
Lionfish Fillet Competition Winner- Chino, Sea Star Belize
Smallest Fish - Team Bradley
Largest Fish - Team Ramon's Village
1st Place Winners - Amigo's Del Mar
2nd Place Winners - Sea Star Belize
3rd Place Winners - Ramon's Village Resort
Hol Chan Marine Reserve Coastal Clean Up
This year was the most successful Coastal Clean Ups that Hol Chan has ever seen. Volunteers set out to clean up our coasts early on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Tons of garbage were brought back to the island to be properly disposed of and this would only be so because of the huge efforts by the many volunteers helping to clean out. Volunteers included ACES, Reef Angels, MJ Leslie, Belize Bank, Ambergris Divers, KellerWilliams Reality, Ocean Tide Beach Resort and Javier Romero & Kristin Marin (Projects Abroad).
Hol Chan would like to thank all their sponsors for this year’s Reef Week, The Belize Tourism Board, The Belize Bank, Tropic Air Ltd, Crystal, Coco-Cola, Captain Sharks, Ricklee Response & Rescue (RRR), Castillo’s Hardware, Caribena Enterprises and St. Francis Xavier Credit Union. Much thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s events!