Paul Hoetjes, of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, which has responsibility for nature conservation in the Netherlands Antilles talks about the lionfish progression in the Caribbean, and how to best deal with the invasion. This interview was recorded as part of the recently concluded Saba Sea & Learn activities.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, working with the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) and the Caribbean Environment Programme and other regional organizations, have released a guide to the control and management of the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish: Scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and its partners teamed up to create [...]
The Dominican Today reports on recent collaborative efforts to reduce the impact of the invasive lionfish species in the Caribbean. Dominican and Jamaican experts are joining efforts to mitigate the threat of invasive exotic marine species such as the lionfish, in the Caribbean. According to the Dominican Ministry of Environment, the rapid spread of the [...]
The Government of Jamaica and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are together putting J$55 million into the fight against invasive alien species: The Government will continue efforts to protect the island’s ecosystem during the current fiscal year, as just over $55 million has been allocated in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure, to fund mitigation [...]
Learn why invasive plant and animal species such as the Australian Pine, the Lionfish, the Melaleuca Tree and the Brazilian Pepper Tree are bad for the Bahamian environment.
Illegal fishing, lionfish, aquaculture, lobster and more on the agenda of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum this week in The Bahamas
The 10th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum got underway today in Nassau, Bahamas. Read the press release below, received via e-mail from the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, for more information: The Caribbean Fisheries Forum, which is the technical advisory body of the regional fisheries organization, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), is holding [...]
An article about the Saba Bank, the world’s third largest submerged atoll. Contributed by Green Antilles reader Patrick Holian.
Reef Check International reports on the results of a recent reef assessment in Montserrat: A rare streak of winter calm provided ideal conditions for conducting research and provided an opportunity for the team to organize a Reef Check survey. The team was able to add three new reef sites to the Montserrat survey program. The [...]
Green Antilles reader Patrick Holian drew my attention to an article he wrote for the Earth Island Journal about lionfish control efforts in Bonaire. Here’s an excerpt: The swiftness of the invasion grabbed Ramón De León’s attention back in 2009. De León is the manager of Bonaire’s STINAPA National Marine Park, an underwater wonderworld that [...]
A year-long lionfish study is being carried out in the Cayman Islands: Scientists are asking divers not to cull lionfish at three Little Cayman sites as they begin a yearlong study of the invasive species. Research assistant Savanna Barry, a graduate student of the University of Florida who is working at the Central Caribbean Marine [...]