AQUA Caribbean Blue Economy Conference 2020  -  Directed & Hosted by Veta Wade. Part 1

In 2020 I conceptualized the AQUA Caribbean Blue Economy Conference  (ACBEC) & Community. This event was funded by Ocean Awards 2020/ Peter Lurssen of Lurssen Yachts and supported by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Ocean Heroes Bootcamp.

The AQUA Caribbean Blue Economy  Conference & Community supports:


Let's a partner to facilitate and launch your community/organization's environmental initiative or blue innovation!

speaking & workshops

I do event talks and public speaking on topics that include diversity and equity, ocean justice, small-scale fisheries, self-care and resilience, and our blue economy. My work as an events speaker has taken me to academic institutions, global youth advocacy networks, local community groups, and more. It's also one of the ways I afford to be a single mom working in this field.

  • World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS)-United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) ( World Ocean Day 2020

  • POP Ocean Summit ( World Ocean Dat 2020)

  • Curating and Hosting AQUA Caribbean Blue Economy Conference (Nov 2020)

  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies - Equitable Blue Economy (Nov 2020)

  • MIT Open Ocean Lecture Series - Equitable Blue Economy (Nov 2020)

  • Ocean Heroes Caribbean Bootcamp - Ocean Connection ( Dec 2020)

  • Scripps School of Oceanography - Sustainable Seafood Salty Cinema (Jan 2021)

  • Sir Arthur Lewis College, St. Lucia - Blue Economy ( Jan 2021)

  • Caribbean Girls Hackathon 2021- Climate Action & Ocean Solutions ( Feb 2021)

Check out my blog for video  past speaking engagements


I work with anyone who wants to figure out how to engage and empower their community , at the intersection of ocean conservation, social  justice and our blue economy.

You can see some of my work at

Fish 'N Fins Inc .

I work with any community, any age, anywhere!


  • Mentorship includes:

  • Action Plan Checklist

  • Equitable Action digital workbook

  • Weekly assignments

  • Weekly check-ins  by chat/email

  • Weekly live trainings

  • Access to network collaborators

  • Opportunity  to be featured in the 2022 AQUA Caribbean  Impact Event

Do you have 3 hours weekly to invest in mentorship?


To create lasting social impact, cooperation, and inclusive decision-making leaders in government, academic institutions, nonprofits, and businesses provide forums for decision-makers and stakeholders to provide input and seek influence.


I use subject matter expertise, lived experiences, and facilitation skills to help build trust and lasting partnerships

  • Develop strategies to build buy-in and foster productive relationships

  • Facilitate and co-design meetings

  • Elicit and clarify stakeholder priorities

  • Reach out to unengaged stakeholder groups

  • Support partner identification and recruitment

  • Develop public-private partnerships and programs

  • Co-design branding and strategic communications materials

  • Develop communications plans that are tailored to meet goals and internal capacities

  • Draft and create outreach materials and marketing collateral that reflect branding voice and visual style

  • Provide logistical outreach support and website and social media management

  • Synthesize and translate complex information to meet plain English requirements

  • Bridge gaps between scientists and grassroots community to improve science-based decision-making

  • Draft and execute integrated print and digital marketing campaigns, outreach materials, and social media strategies



engaging communities for a restorative & equitable blue economy


Look out for my upcoming workshops, ' Leveraging priviledge & institutional power in the Caribbean.'
Equity & Empathy in The Blue Economy
-- October 2021

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"I highly recommend partnering, collaborating, and funding Fish 'N Fins as time, effort, and money well spent. And I commend Ms. Veta Wade for her continued ocean conservation leadership." Dr. Ayana E. Johnson

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