Current lionfish activities by SPAW-RAC and its partners
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NOAA and REEF finalized with their partners and distributed in all the Caribbean the manual named: « Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management» for MPAs managers (control, research, management, education and outreach). See related article.
-Now existing a free Caribbean lionfish contact list (+200) to facilitate dissemination of informations, with a webportal to develop in 2013 with US support (Provide multi-media training tools, clearinghouse for information, updates on new findings).
Three training of trainers workshops involving more than 20 countries "Lionfish Collecting and Handling" were organized by REEF and the SPAW RAC in 2012. Others to come.
The lionfish regional strategy is actually developed with the Regional Lionfish Committee and experts to be presented to caribbean decision makers in 2013.