Join researchers from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment as they study one of the last great reproductive populations of Nassau Grouper.
Having lobbied for the ban on Nassau Grouper fishing in the Cayman Islands to be extended, noted marine conservationist Guy Harvey has now launched a campaign to protect stingrays in the Caymans: Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr Guy Harvey is leading a petition drive calling on the government of the Cayman Islands to immediately [...]
This is an abridged version of the documentary, made by marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey and award-winning filmmaker George Schellenger, to promote conservation of the endangered Nassau Grouper.
Preview to the upcoming Guy Harvey film, “Mystery of the Grouper Moon”. The movie takes an unprecedented look at the fight to protect the Nassau Grouper in the Cayman Islands and introduces you to the spectacular life in the area, both above the water and below. From birds, to the endangered Little Cayman Rock Iguana, [...]
There have been several previous Green Antilles posts about grouper conservation in the Cayman Islands. Here’s some data that helps shed light on why that conservation effort is important: a quarter of grouper species are being fished to extinction, and the Caribbean Sea is home to a disproportionately high number of the threatened grouper species. [...]
The Nassau Grouper fishing ban in the Cayman Islands has been extended for eight more years: The ban on fishing Nassau grouper from aggregate sites around the Cayman Islands has been extended another eight years. … “Currently the fishing of spawning aggregations can be likened to going to a hospital’s maternity ward and killing half [...]
Marine reserves protecting one of the last great populations of an imperiled Caribbean reef fish, the Nassau grouper, are about to expire in the Cayman Islands. Learn about the benefits of these protections, the risk associated with losing them, and research being done by the REEF Grouper Moon Project in collaboration with the C.I. Department [...]
In a recent blog post, Guy Harvey praises those involved in successful Nassau grouper conservation efforts in the Cayman Islands: Returning from an inspiring documentary shoot in Little Cayman last week, I have been itching to tell the story of how cooperation between the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and government entities is working to [...]
I’ll be travelling over the next few days, so updates are going to be a bit sporadic. Here’s the first one for today. Eminent Caribbean marine biologist Guy Harvey has issued a call for the continued protection of Nassau Grouper spawning sites in the Cayman Islands: Dear Friends — By giving us 5 minutes of [...]
The folks over at The Naked Scientists recently spoke to Brice Semmens of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) about an ongoing project in the Cayman Islands, where the Foundation, in collaboration with the Cayman Department of Environment, has been monitoring Nassau Grouper spawning aggregations. Here’s an excerpt from the interview transcript: There are lots [...]