Assessing the utility of lionfish traps for preserving biodiversity by managing invasive populations

Brief Description:
The project aims to demonstrate the removal of invasive lionfish and determine the effectiveness of a lionfish-specific trap, developed by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) while preserving native fish biodiversity. It will reduce the pressure on local fish populations, resulting in the preservation of localized reef fish diversity. This project also aimed to promote the creation of a sustainable lionfish fishery through provisions of fresh lionfish to local restaurants and food markets, followed by surveys to determine market demand. This is a BEST 2 initiative project.

El proyecto tiene como objetivo demostrar la eliminación del pez león invasor y determinar la efectividad de una trampa específica desarrollada por la Administración Nacional Oceanográfica y Atmosférica (NOAA) de los EE. UU. Mientras se preserva la biodiversidad de peces nativos. Reducirá la presión sobre las poblaciones de peces locales, lo que resultará en la preservación de la diversidad localizada de peces de arrecife. Este proyecto también tenía como objetivo promover la creación de una pesquería de pez león sostenible mediante el suministro de pez león fresco a los restaurantes y mercados de alimentos locales, seguido de encuestas para determinar la demanda del mercado. Este es un proyecto de la iniciativa BEST 2.
Lead Organization : Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Donor: European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation (DG-DEVCO)
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Geographic Scope: National
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 13/01/2021

Start Date: 2018-01-02
End Date: 2019-01-01
Project Profile Manager: Tim Noyes
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Grant (USD): $110,132.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
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