Mon, 15 February 2021
Lionfish are an interesting species to look at and have a great ecological function in the South Pacific ecosystem, but the species is wreaking havoc in Atlantic coral reef habitats. There are a number of business efforts that are trying to develop a wider market net.
Lionfish were introduced to the Atlantic Ocean through the marine aquarium hobby trade and have been increasing in abundance ever since. There are a number of efforts to capture the invasive Lionfish through fishing derbies, serving lionfish at local restaurants, and using lionfish parts in jewelry.
Now a new business is trying to support those communities and scale the effect by bringing the seafood and jewelry market to a wider audience.
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Sat, 8 September 2018
How do you get rid of an invasive species (lionfish) that has reeked havoc on coral reefs along the east coast of the US and in the Caribbean? You build a killer robot of course!!!
Students from the Worecester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)have creator an autonomous underwater vehicle that can identify lionfish, spear them and float the fish to the Ocean surface. Pretty cool, right?
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Fri, 6 July 2018
SUFB 496 Season 2 Episode 11: Helping To Manage The Lionfish Invasion Through Jewelry with Phil Karp
Lionfish have invaded most, if not all, of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the Southeast Atlantic Ocean. They have become a huge problem for fishing communities and tourist industries.
There are many people, organizations and governments who are trying to eradicate Lionfish from their regions promoting them as a fishery for seafood.
My guest today is Phil Karp, who is spearheading an effort of awareness of the Lionfish invasion as well as management through empowering women to start a business as jewelry makers of Lionfish pieces.
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