The TIDE Fish Fest Weekend is an annual event that occurs in October. It is a weekend of raising awareness about environmental issues as well as being a celebration of our environment and natural resources. It consists of three parts - the Seafood Gala, the Youth Conservation Competition and the Fish Festival.
The Seafood Gala is an event that involves tasting fresh seafood caught from the Port Honduras Marine Reserve whilst enjoying local cultural entertainment.
The Youth Conservation Competition encourages young people to compete for associate degree scholarships by making stage presentations on environmental themes. It is open to both final year high school students and participants from non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
The competition's main aim to is to raise environmental awareness among participants and the community focusing on a specific theme. In 2012, the theme was the 'value of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System'.
Highlights from TIDE's Youth Conservation Competition 2012:
The Fish Festival is an all day event that usually begins with an early morning fishing tournament in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve followed by a series of traditional activities such as coconut husking, cast net throwing, kayak races and a volleyball tournament. There is always food and live music to make a great day out for all of the family.