By Maia McGuire
Sea Grant research across five state programs has focused on mitigating impacts from the lionfish invasion in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean by investigating different management strategies. This publication summarizes results from three studies conducted in South Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.
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We provide the following resources to learn more about lionfish.
Fact sheets and books:
Modeling Lionfish Management Strategies on the West Florida Shelf: Workshop Summary and Results by Micheal Allen, University of Florida
Invasive Species of Florida’s Coastal Waters: The Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) and Devil Firefish (P. miles) by Maia McGuire and Jeff Hill, UF/IFAS Extension/Florida Sea Grant
Lionfish Quickfacts by Reef Environmental Education Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Geological Survey
Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management by James Morris and Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
Lionfish: Is it Safe to Eat? by Steve Otwell, Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension
United States Geological Survey
NOAA Ocean Service Education: The Lionfish Invasion
NOAA Centers for Coastal Ocean Science: Lionfish
GCFI Lionfish Web Portal
NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries: Indo-Pacific Lionfish