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Copy of Lionfish Traps and Usage in Markets

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by Jackson Gross on 2 September 2014

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Lionfish Traps and Usage in Markets
Trampas para pez león,
y su utilización comercial

Map of Carribean with site with fisheries established, growing markets, and potential
Lionfish a significant nuisance for the commercial lobster fishery
Phases:
1.
Proof of concept/Initial Testing



2. Scale and refinement

3.Transition to end users

Traditionalfisheries@net.com
jgross@smith-root.com
Limited Control and
Detection Tools Available
David Johnson

Jackson Gross MSPH PhD

Jennifer Chapman

David Johnson


Jackson Gross MSPH PhD


Jennifer Chapman

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19 other spp.
Florida lobster bycatch from August 2011 to November 2012,
2,939 lionfish
were collected with
6,357 trap hauls
(
46%
) of traps surveyed (Akins et al 2012).
26%
Triggerfish
Snappers
Porgies
Boxfish
Grunts
Jacks
Lionfish
Impacts on lobster fishery by lionfish
Direct Effects
Proven method for
increased yield harvest
Lionfish increase the number of traps set to meet quotas
Lionfish increase trap handling
Increased human health risk
Increased need to reduce lobster trap by-catch
Akins et al 2012
Gary Nichols 2013
Puerto Morelos
Cozumel
Belize, Blue Ventures
Lionfish threaten Belize's Fisheries
Distrupted Ecological Integrity:
Ecosystem Level
Economic Ramifications:
National Level
Coastal Livelihood Uncertainty:
Community Level
Belize's lionfish market is
limited by supply
Active and Diverse Markets for Lionfish
Local suppression of lionfish populations allows native fish recovery
Diversification of Belize's fisheries
Provide alternative income source to fishing communities
Drive market demand and catalyze a "lionfishery"
Green et al. in press
Credit: Gordon Kirkwood
Credit: Gordon Kirkwood
Credit: Sarteneja Fishermen Association
jen@blueventures.org
Scientific method/Tank Studies (6-12mo):
Throat placement
Door mechanism
Deployment
Image recognition
Animal Behavior
Field studies (<12mo):
Lobster trap vs Smart traps
Efficacy
By-catch
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