Lionfish Invasion In the Caribbean Continues
Join REEF and Peter Hughes Diving in a special research, education and removal project in Belize this June!
Lionfish are moving quickly throughout the Caribbean and have now shown up in Belize. We need to act now! Peter Hughes Diving and REEF have teamed up to coordinate a research, education and removal project on board the Sun Dancer II from June 13-20, 2009.
When we first discussed this project last fall, the idea was only to create awareness, but since then the invasive lionfish have begun showing up in increasing numbers. Now, Belizean organizations are offering a $50.00 per fish bounty to remove the fish before they become established!
Join Peter Hughes and Lad Akins in this important week of diving. During the week we will look for Lionfish on Belize’s famous walls and magnificent reefs. We will talk each day about Lionfish issues and the current state of knowledge about the invasion. Any Lionfish encountered during the week will be collected and any bounties will go to the diver who first spotted the fish.
For more information on the project and to sign up, please contact Peter Hughes Diving at (800) 9-DANCER