Release of the Lionfish Web Portal

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Lionfish portal http://lionfish.gcfi.org/index.php

The Invasive Lionfish Webportal is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for all vetted invasive lionfish information and as a platform to promote discussion and inquiry. The authors of the Webportal, which include U.S. federal employees, non-profit managers, research scientists, state biologists, professors, and Ph.D. students, bring over 30 years of experience on the lionfish invasion.

The web portal provide much information and services that will be useful to coastal managers, researchers, educators, and the general public. Here are a few key features:

  • Live feeds on the front page including twitter (#lionfish), google news, youtube video, Flickr, etc.
  • A searchable database of lionfish related literature (e.g., check out all the 2014 lionfish article citations)
  • Image and video contests
  • Myths busted, fact sheets, videos, lists of educational websites, workshops and conferences, class room ideas
  • Researcher corner and forum where researchers can interact and share questions and answers (great for students)
  • Control methods and commercial harvesting resources (lists of products, vendors, commercial harvesters)
  • Links to lionfish management plans
  • and much, much, more...

Many thanks to Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI), Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oregon State University, University of the West Indies, and NC State University, and many other partners for their assistance with developing this portal. Please visit the about us page for a complete list of authors.