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Hello there! My name is Veta Wade, and I am a solutionist and thought leader whose mission is to accelerate 'data-driven' community-based conservation through collaboration with mission-driven innovators, NGOs, and companies to create new connections with communities that have yet to be invited into the marine conservation or blue innovation sector. I am especially interested in engaging youth and small-scale fishers in marine conservation and citizen science through my initiatives - Fish 'N Fins Inc. and Montserrat Marine Megafauna Project.

Let's collaborate to build 'data-driven' 
community-based conservation


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 turn their passion into action for our ocean and people!

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

  • Project Mission/Brand Voice

  • Asset assessment

  • Power mapping

  • Weekly check-ins  by chat/email

  • Weekly live sessions

  • Access to my community

  • Opportunity  to be featured on social media channels

Ask me anything and everything

Group discount available *

>>>> Do you have 1 hour weekly to invest in mentorship? 




I use a multi-method approach that will help to empower SIDS + territories to take the lead in exploring and protecting their marine environment. This method uses subject matter expertise, lived experiences, and facilitation skills to help build trust and lasting partnerships.

  • Co-design and develop  biodiversity monitoring tech

  • Accelerating ocean monitoring via community-led conservation

  • Supporting the activation of fisherfolk associations and cooperatives

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

  • Facilitate and co-design meetings/workshops.

  • Elicit and clarify stakeholder priorities.

  • Reach out to unengaged stakeholder groups.

  • Support partner identification and recruitment

  • Synthesize and translate complex information for a grassroots audience.

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



The future of conservation is 



Look out for my upcoming workshops!

Start your community project. How to and why you should!
-- January 2024
We are leveraging privilege and institutional power for Small islands and territories.
-- February 2024

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