The team behind RELIONMED-LIFE will hold the project’s final event online on 10-11 February.
- Mediterranean region (EU)
This webinar aims to guide the management strategy of the EU and the Mediterranean on marine invasive species, using the lionfish and the project’s experiences as a case study. Knowledge and insights from RELIONMED-LIFE will be presented on day one; the experiences and knowledge of scientists from other countries in the Mediterranean and the Western Atlantic will be presented and discussed on day two.
The RELIONMED-LIFE team set out to become the first line of defence against the lionfish invasion in the Mediterranean. They developed a mobile application and an online interactive platform so that people can report lionfish sightings across the Mediterranean region. They also set up a team of qualified scuba divers who regularly remove lionfish from the water. And they are using the discarded fish to help the local economy.