Invasive Lionfish Webportal – Factsheet


Release Year 2012

Based on international meetings in the past several years, there has been consensus for the need to create a lionfish webportal. Lionfish experts and managers from the Wider Caribbean agreed that a coordinated regional response to the lionfish invasion would benefit from a webportal. The webportal should provide current and reliable information on the lionfish invasion including status, reporting, management techniques, sample control plans, and legislation, all widely accessible to managers and decision makers. In addition, it should also allow web- based training on lionfish control strategies to coastal managers across the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR). Plans should include the development, launch, maintenance, and stewardship of the webportal.