GET OUT!!! leave the Caribbean alone

What can we all do to eradicate the lionfish? Lionfish populations pose a serious threat to the aquatic ecosystems in the Caribbean. This means that everyone even the people who don’t directly interact with the sea would also be affected by the invasion. Lion fish eat many species of fish which we enjoy, they destroy…

Lionfish and its Economic Impact

Since the discovery of the Lionfish in caribbean waters it has been regarded as the most severe threat seen in the region’s history this predator has the potential to cripple economic sectors existing in the caribbean. This invasive species is of special concern when it comes to marine stakeholders due to the potential threat this…

Get involved, Call 211

Have an encounter with a lionfish? The Institute of Marine Affairs Trinidad and Tobago, has a hotline for divers/ explorers who have encountered a lionfish. Managing the Lionfish Invasion in T&T • Lionfish derbies – Over 297 lionfish were removed from Charlotteville, Tobago over a two-day period in September 2014. Further derbies are planned. •…

Control the future

Since the Lion fish are invading large bodies of water all around the world, who knows where they will spread to? Lion fish may damage the economies of island communities dependent upon fishing. They are even occasionally fatal to humans. Lion fish are believed to be responsible for a 80 percent reduction in the survival…

Their effects on Trinidad and Tobago’s tourism industry

Trinidad and Tobago mainly Tobago are seen globally as great eco-tourism destinations. The twin island republic is home to many different natural wonder such as the pitch lake and a wide array of fauna and flora. Two of the most popular tourist attractions tend to be the beaches and viewing coral reefs in Tobago from…

Fierce but Fashionable

Fashionable you say… To follow up on my colleague’s post, “Gotta Eat ’em to beat ’em”, I will be discussing another and rather creative method of saving the reef. Lion fish are still quite beautiful creatures despite their destructive nature with their brilliant hues of red and brown and even burgundy. Most of their beauty…

IS IT SAFE TO EAT THEM *-*

It is thought to be a well known idea to consume lionfish and it maybe the most effective way of mitigating the population of lionfish and it is an invasive species,but is it really safe to consume them without a care.Lionfish are tasty but eating them can raise a few concerns  due to the Venom…

Are Lionfish Resorting to Cannibalism?

After Florida took the measures to tame the lionfish population it did not work now these fierce predators have resorted to cannibalism, dispite them being reduced to this their numbers are still not expected to go down significantly. In Conch Key Florida a fisherman by the name of Gary Nichols who is no stranger to…

HOW DOES THE LIONFISH REPRODUCE ???

The Lionfish is invasive to the Caribbean and Atlantic and the problem lies with the high rate of reproduction in the Caribbean.They breed all year round and are sexually mature just after one year.One female Lionfish is able to produce two egg sacks every 4 days,each egg sack containing about fifteen thousand eggs which can…

2 million in a year in 1 year

Following up on a previous post, “Why do lion fish adapt so well?” by Nevada Ragoonanan. Two other key advantages for the survival of lion fish in the Caribbean are that of a climate suitable for their survival is present and their ability to reproduce quickly and in large numbers. Climate The Caribbean is a…