Management of invasive lionfish hotspots: Conservation of biodiversity on mesophotic coral ecosystems in Bermuda - CLME+ HUB

    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.

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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
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Grant (USD): $106,253.00
Total co-financing (USD): $16,526.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
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