Marine Life Studies wanted to honor Joey Jones for all his help and kindness. He was lost at sea on April 3rd, 2008. He was a tremendous asset to the community and has touched the hearts of so many people, both young and old. We wanted to carry on Joey’s legacy by giving opportunities to others and helping them achieve their educational dream while helping to create a sustainable ocean environment and maintain the beauty and abundance of the ocean.
Joey worked hard at bridging the gap between the marine science community and the fishing community through cooperation and dialogue. There is even a curriculum available to schools built around the work Joey did. It is the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary’s “Fisherman in the Classroom.” For more information contact Voices of the Bay.
It has been a joy working with Joey’s family in launching the “Joey Jones Scholarship and Educational Fund.” Joey’s sister, Janice Barker, put together a beautiful PowerPoint presentation on Joey’s life, Lisa Jones, Joey’s daughter, did the voiceover, and Mike Jones, Joey’s son, wrote the biography. It has been a real concerted effort. We are delighted and proud to have Mike and Lisa are on Marine Life Studies Scholarship and Educational Advisory Committee.