Lionfish Invasion Response Plan for Barbados

The lionfish invasion response plan was prepared by the Biodiversity Working Group (BWG), a multidisciplinary advisory group convened under the aegis of the Natural Heritage Department of the Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources and Drainage to advise the Minister on general biodiversity issues and matters related to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The BWG includes representatives from the University of the West Indies, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Industry & Small Business Development, Fisheries Division, Coastal Zone Management Unit, National Conservation Commission and Veterinary Services.

Citation: Biodiversity Working Group (2011). Lionfish invasion response plan for Barbados. Natural Heritage Department, Sturges, St Thomas, Barbados, 22pp.

Lionfish in a fish pot | Photo credit: Hazel A. Oxenford