Lionfish Collection & Handling

Lionfish have colonized an impressive range in the Caribbean and our job as aware divers, scientists and communities is to mitigate their impacts through control and proper management.


Sessions

Lionfish Dissection + internal anatomy overview
Safe Handling Practices & Removal + field experience
Feeding Ecology + comparing feeding styles of other Caribbean fish
Stomach Content Analysis + morphological ID & introduction to other methods
Invasion Ecology

The invasion is an ongoing issue with many questions. We believe one positive outlet to promoting lionfish awareness is through passing along proper information about the invasion, and instructing the community and fellow scientists in the appropriate handling and collection techniques. We can offer specimen collection, specific organ harvesting for your projects, assistance in collection in the field, and many other lionfish specific requests.