Lionfish Resource

RSE is only one part of the solution
helping with the overwhelming lionfish population.

RSE is supportive of anything and everything that will help mitigate the impact to biodiversity and coral reef caused by lionfish.

We are working with the community to slow the damage caused by lionfish. Following is a list of additional resources:

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Through the platform of sailing, 11th Hour Racing aims to increase our understanding of the oceans, find solutions to the challenges that impact marine resources, and promote stewardship of the seas that sustain life on our planet.

11th Hour Racing, Exclusive Sustainability Partner of Land Rover BAR, is developing a project to raise awareness about the global issue of invasive species. With Bermuda hosting the 35th America’s Cup, we are focused on lionfish.

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Here at ReefSavers we are committed to using education as a tool to save the reefs of the South Eastern US from the lionfish invasion. We have set out to create a steady market for lionfish throughout the U.S. using effective and sustainable techniques

ReefSavers was founded to help in the effort to gain control of the lionfish population in the southeast US and the Caribbean. We look to achieve this by not only going out and harvesting lionfish but also developing a stable market in which supply can always meet the current demands.

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REFF.org seeks to conserve marine ecosystems for their recreational, commercial, and intrinsic value by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active stewards and citizen scientists. REEF links the diving community with scientists, resource managers and conservationists through marine life data collection and related activities.

Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists.

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The National Ocean Service provides data, tools, and services that support coastal economies and their contribution to the national economy. Our mission is to provide science-based solutions through collaborative partnerships to address evolving economic, environmental, and social pressures on our ocean and coasts.

Learn about the environmental and economic consequences of invasive species, using the recent invasion of the lionfish as a case study.

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Sailors for the Sea unites boaters to protect the ocean. Whether you race your sunfish on a lake, or are on your 20th circumnavigation – you have the power to solve the most serious threats to our ocean. In 2016 over 1,300,000 people engaged with Sailors for the Sea’s programs and social media. Together we are creating a powerful wave of change – but we know it’s going to take all of us to get the job done.

Like drops in the ocean, sailors and boaters are individuals. But together we’re creating a powerful wave of change that is sweeping the globe.

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Lionfish.co promotes the removal of non-native & invasive lionfish through lionfish hunter education, outreach and direct-action hunting campaigns.

We support divers, anglers, “spearos” and many others through public outreach, education and direct action hunting programs.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) initiated the Reef Rangers program to encourage targeted lionfish removals on Florida’s reefs. Reef Rangers pledge to remove lionfish from local reefs of their choice and do their part in the statewide control of the invasive lionfish population.

Reef Rangers have an awesome program where you can become a reef ranger yourself, and get paid for catching lionfish! Visit MyFWC.com/Lionfish to learn more about how to get rewarded for your lionfish catch.

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The mission of the Lionfish Task Force is to raise public awareness of the lionfish invasion in Bermuda and to coordinate and support all activities to control lionfish population growth, thus reducing any negative impacts of the lionfish on our coral reefs, for the benefit of all Bermudians.

The two biggest priorities in our fight against the lionfish are research and education. On our website, you can learn all about lionfish including our concerns regarding their invasion, its impact upon the marine ecosystem, and what we are doing to control them locally. You can also read about the multiple ways you can get involved.

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The mission of the Ocean Support Foundation is simple: to conduct and support projects important to the future health and sustainability of our oceans and Bermuda's marine environment.

The Ocean Support Foundation accomplishes this mission by implementing an aggressive lionfish management program, assisting the Bermuda government with marine conservation projects, as well as supporting and collaborating with other projects such as:

  • Bermuda Invasive Lionfish Control Initiative (DPLUS001)
  • The Black Grouper Spawning Ground Project
  • The Blue Halo Project
  • The Galapagos Shark Research Program
  • The Sargasso Sea Alliance
  • The Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Assessment and Mapping Programme's (BREAM) Deep Coral Research

Want YOUR Organization Included On This Page?

RSE is committed to working with and promoting organizations that are actively working to end the lionfish crisis.

If you’re interested in being added to this list and collaborating with RSE, please fill out the form below!

 

Submit Your Organization HERE