The executive summary provides a list of major findings, immediate action items, and priority strategies for the next 5 years, with the overall goal for management and control being: to prevent lionfish from negatively impacting local fisheries and marine ecosystems, and endangering public safety. Also contained within the plan are specific actions for the upcoming year, a guide for addressing gaps and making advancements in lionfish control, a review of existing resources and potential funding sources, and an inventory of current activities taking place with contact information for each.
This plan is meant to be a living document with regular updates made to reflect current information and management strategies. We invite the community to comment or make suggested changes to keep the document up to date.
Virgin Islands National Park Lionfish Response Plan A Systematic Approach to Managing Impacts from the Lionfish, an Invasive Species, in Units of the National Park System Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/WRD/NRR—2012/497
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