LIONFISH @ GCFI

Photo from Acero 2010

Introduction

The documents that comprise this compendium represent papers and presentations from lionfish special sessions held at the annual meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. Starting in 2008, the GCFI, together with partners from NOAA, Florida Sea Grant, and REEF, have conducted sessions comprised of oral presentations on topics ranging from lionfish control strategies in the Wider Caribbean to new research results on lionfish biology and ecology. Lionfish ecological impacts was a common and urgently expressed theme throughout the sessions as presenters described extreme changes to local biodiversity and native reef fish biomass owing to lionfish consumption. New insights were provided on lionfish age and growth, habitat correlations, bioenergetics, genetics, and local removal programs. GCFI expresses grateful appreciation for financial support to Florida Sea Grant.

 

Published Papers from the Proceedings of GCFI

2008
2009
2010

Presentations

2010
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