Management of invasive lionfish hotspots: Conservation of biodiversity on mesophotic coral ecosystems in Bermuda


Brief Description:
This project aims to demonstrate that targeted removal of invasive lionfish will reduce the pressure on local fish populations, resulting in the preservation of localised reef fish diversity. In addition, it will promote the creation of a sustainable lionfish fishery through provision of lionfish to local restaurants followed by surveys to determine market demand. This is a BEST 2 initiative project.

Este proyecto tiene como objetivo demostrar que la eliminación selectiva del pez león invasor reducirá la presión sobre las poblaciones de peces locales, lo que resultará en la preservación de la diversidad localizada de peces de arrecife. Además, promoverá la creación de una pesquería de pez león sostenible a través del suministro de pez león a los restaurantes locales seguido de encuestas para determinar la demanda del mercado. Este es un proyecto de iniciativa BEST 2.
Lead Organization : BIOS
Donor: European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation (DG-DEVCO)
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Geographic Scope: National
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 11/01/2021

Start Date: 2017-01-07
End Date: 2018-01-12
Project Profile Manager: Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley
Contact Email: Gretchen.ggringley@bios.edu
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Partners:
Grant (USD): $106,253.00
Total co-financing (USD): $16,526.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Bermuda
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