ICRI Regional Lionfish Workshop - Agenda

The purpose of the regional workshop was to develop a strategy for the prevention, control and management of Lionfish (Pterois sp.) in the Wider Caribbean.

August 25

06:00 – 8:00 pm - Registration
08:00 pm - Welcome and Social

August 26

08:00 am - Registration
08:30 am- Welcome, housekeeping, and introductions (Alfredo Arellano and Ricardo Gomez, CONANP)
08:45 am - Background, objectives and outcomes of the workshop (Ricardo Gomez Lozano, CONANP and Rich Wilson, Seatone Consultants)
09:15 am - Overview of Lionfish invasion, biology/ecology, impacts (James Morris, NOAA, Lad Akins, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, and Stephanie Green, Simon Fraser University Canada)
10:00 am - Break
10:15 am - Presentations of country control strategies and management plans highlighting key elements, successes and challenges (Rich Wilson, Seatone Consultants , Lad Akins, Reef Environmental Education Foundation and James Morris, NOAA)

01:45 pm - Lunch
03:15 pm - Discussion of key strategy topics (Rich Wilson, Seatone Consultants)
05:45 pm - Break
06:00 pm - Discussion of key strategy topics
07:00 pm - Adjourn

August 27

09:00 am - Review progress and introduce additional new thoughts (Rich Wilson, Seatone Consultants)
10:00 am - Development of Regional Strategic Framework (Rich Wilson, Seatone Consultants)
12:30 pm - Lunch
02:00 pm - Incorporate key elements into Regional Strategic Framework
04:00 pm - Break
04:15 pm - Identify next steps and conclude workshop
05:30 pm - Adjourn

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