The Superyacht Gatherings “Pearl Event” – An Evening in Fiji

The Superyacht Gathering second “Pearl Event” of 2022, aptly named; An Evening in Fiji was all about reconnecting, connecting and having fun. Superyacht captains and industry stalwarts, all coming together for one beautiful sold out night in Fiji. Every superyacht Gathering includes a guest speaker to inspire and educate and An Evening in Fiji was no exception.

Cliona O’Flaherty Kokomo Island Marine Manager & Marine Biologist, held a captive audience with her presentation about Manta Rays and the Kokomo Manta Conservation Project and why Kokomo Island’s research and efforts to conserve these incredible creatures, is so important.

Australian property developer and superyacht owner, Lang Walker AO has lived and breathed place making for over 50 years. Now, together with his family, Lang has brought to life his vision to create ‘an island paradise unlike any other’. A venture straight from the hearts of the Walker family, Kokomo Private Island Fiji is a place with just as much emphasis on the natural beauty of the landscape as there is on the resort. It’s a serenity filled space, famous for its affable and welcoming Fijian hospitality; Extending for over 100km (62 miles), the Great Astrolabe Reef is brimming with an enormous variety of sea life, including the extraordinary reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi). These gentle giants have been threatened globally, by climate change and the gill plate trade industry.

Mantas are targeted by fisheries for their gill plates to be utilised in traditional Asian medicines. To help raise awareness and protect the Fijian manta population, the Kokomo Manta Conservation Project, has been launched and encompassing a Manta Tagging Project, Manta Identification Work, an Adopt a Manta Initiative, and Sustainable Manta Interactions in collaboration with the Manta Project Fiji.

Each and every Superyacht Gathering hopes to inspire and educate the superyacht vagabonds that attend.  Watch for tickets to go on sale for the PINNACLE event of 2022, the flagship of The Superyacht Gathering year with International Speakers such as Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess, Peter Mahoney GM Asia Pacific Benetti, Captain Mike Gooding of the Silent World Foundation, and Angela Pennefather from PNG.  The dates for the Pinnacle event will go on sale at the end of August. Sign up for news on the Superyacht Gathering website. www.thesuperyachtgathering.com

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