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Bermuda invasive Lionfish control initiative


Ref: DPLUS001
Type: Darwin Plus
Project Leader: Dr Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley
Lead Institution: BZS - Bermuda Zoological Society
Host Country Institutions: Gov of Bermuda, Ocean Support Foundation, Bermuda Aquarium, Muzeum and Zoo, UMASS - University of Massacheussets
Start Date: 2013-04-01
End Date: 2015-03-31
Funding: £169,898.00
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Status: Completed_Finance
Regions: UKOT
Countries: Bermuda
Purpose: Controlling the invasive lionfish in Bermuda waters is vital in order to minimise its negative impacts on native fish species and ecosystems, and avoid secondary impacts on fisheries, tourism and public health. This project will gather data on lionfish abundance and distribution that are critical for developing targeted removal plans, and develop a lionfish-specific trap for commercial fishers to facilitate large-scale, long-term removal of this species from deeper waters, thereby reducing the population and its impact. Information on feeding ecology and population dynamics will also contribute to the management plan being developed for the long-term control of this invasive population.
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Documents:
Title: DPLUS001 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: DPLUS001 HR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS001 HR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS001 AR1 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]