Department of Marine Resources, GEF Full-Sized Project Lionfish Demonstration, South Berry Islands Marine Reserve – Experiment Coordination

SEV is responsible for coordinating all activities related to the lionfish demonstration project, which involved lionfish removals in the South Berry Islands Marine Reserve (SBIMR) and research on lionfish invasion pathways into The Bahamas. Key components of the project include ensuring participation of Bahamian students in research and local residents in the removal exercises. Outputs of the project will include research papers and strategies for management of lionfish as a major biodiversity threat to the Bahamian marine environment.