[Coral-List] Coordinated strategy to prevent and control Pterois volitans (lionfish) by professional fishing in FWI - case of ciguatera

Franck Gourdin franck.gourdin.carspaw at guadeloupe-parcnational.fr
Wed Jul 24 11:21:32 EDT 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Please forgive for cross-posting.

The Fisheries Committee of Guadeloupe, FWI, (CRPMEM), in collaboration 
with the SPAW-RAC, organized a 2-day workshop entitled "First ciguatoxic 
risk assessment in lionfish (Pterois volitans) in the Guadeloupean 
archipelago and commercial prefiguration in the FWI " on 10&11 July 2013 
in Guadeloupe, FWI.

The main goal was to assess the feasibility of promoting lionfish 
consumption and commercial fishing as a mean to promote the involvement 
of professional fishing in the control of the lionfish populations in 
FWI. The workshop presented the final results of those studies and the 
opportunities to promote lionfish fishing and consumption in each of the 
three islands listed above. Many caribbean experts participated.

Three sessions were provided:
Session 1: Presentation of the results of the studies on ciguatera
Session 2 : prefiguration of commercialization and related communication
Session 3 : involvement of Fisheries and general strategy for FWI 
(including derbies-tournaments)

You can find in the three languages (english, spanish, french) the 
conclusions of this workshop on:


Programme Officer
Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife

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