CERMES Barbados Lionfish Derby Data

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Since its first connfirmed sighting in November 2011, it is believed that the lionfish population has steadily increased.One of the methods utlised in Barbados to control the Alien invasive lionfish is that of an annual derby. On December 5th and 6th, 2015, teams of divers (both free divers and SCUBA divers) took to the local waters to hunt for and kill lionfish. Caught lionfish were landed at a scoring station to be counted and allow for the collection of basic biological data (such as lengths, weights, sex and maturity). In addition to biological data, teams (observers) also provide information on dive sites (locations) and associated geographic information (i.e. GPS coordinates) where available. This event was a Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) sanctioned derby event (see http://www.reef.org/lionfish/events).

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

ECCO Inc. 2016. 2015-16 Barbados Lionfish Derby Data. East Coast Conservation Organisation Incorporated, St. Joseph, Barbados


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7904180c-36c9-40ca-aed2-463e36a04df7.  Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; Observation


Caroline Bissada
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
East Coast Conservation Organisation (ECCO) Inc.
Cleaver's Hill
St. Joseph
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [13.042, -59.711], North East [13.427, -59.337]

Taxonomic Coverage

Pterois volitans

Class Actinopterygii

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-12-05 / 2015-12-06
Start Date 2016-11-13

Project Data

To facilitate the monitoring of lionfish populations around Barbados via snap shots of data collected (2015, 2016)

Title Barbados Lionfish Derby Data
Identifier BID-CA2016-0013-SMA
Funding GBIF: BID-CA2016-0013-SMA

The personnel involved in the project:

Julian Walcott
  • Principal Investigator

Additional Metadata


Alternative Identifiers 7904180c-36c9-40ca-aed2-463e36a04df7