Manager   •   almost 9 years ago

Problem Statement 15-2: "Monitor Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) in Western Atlantic and Caribbean"

The introduction of two species of predatory Indo-Pacific lionfish, Pterois volitans and P. miles into the Western Atlantic and Caribbean threatens fish populations and small-scale fisheries throughout the region. Lionfish are voracious feeders, limited only by gape. Removing the invasive lionfish is challenging,; they are found at a wide range of depths. In many regions, fishers are being encouraged to target lionfish as new fishery.

Problem Statement:
Mobile technology to monitor an invasive predator (i.e., Lionfish). Could hackers formulate a mobile technology used by fishers to track the progress of such projects and establishing better estimates of numbers, location and impact on other marine taxa?

Core Category
Conservation; Fisheries Management

Organization Name

Organization Address
USEPA William Jefferson Clinton Building North (WJC North) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20004

Organization Point of Contact (Name)
Rhema Bjorkland

Organization Point of Contact (Title)
AAAS S&T Policy Fellow

Organization Point of Contact (Email Address)

Focus Area
Data Collection

Solution Category


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