The Invasive Lionfish in Jamaica

The National Lionfish Project is a Pilot Project within a larger Regional Project entitled Mitigating the Threat of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean (MTIASIC) funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Lionfish Project in Jamaica is led by the University of the West Indies – Discovery Bay Marine Lab (UWI-DBML) and National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). It seeks to strengthen partnerships among government and non-governmental agencies in Jamaica, as well as to promote regional cooperation. It is very unlikely that the lionfish will be totally eradicated from Jamaica or the region, and therefore it is increasingly important to learn how to manage this species effectively.

Invasive lionfish- final (PDF)