Reducing the Impact of Invasive Lionfish on the Marine Ecosystem


Montserrat
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Ref: CV19RR04

Status: Current

Round:
1
Funding Scheme:
Covid19 Rapid Response
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Start Date:
01-01-21
End Date:
31-03-21
Funding:
£20,400.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
Montserrat
Project Summary:
The loss of tourism caused by COVID-19 has stopped sponsored dive trips to Montserrat's coral reefs where it was regular practice to remove invasive lionfish from deeper water habitats. Lionfish have a high impact on indigenous species and can devastate valuable food-stock resources and ecosystems. This project will create an impactful and sustainable programme through: • Resumed regular site visits, • Training of capable divers, • Providing required equipment, • Implementing an outreach program which promotes use of the fish and establishes a customer-base.


Documents:
Title: CV19RR04 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-02-17 00:00:00