CALLING ALL dive shops, dive charters and business that hunts lionfish – signup to become one of our lionfish hunting destinations.
We are looking to promote any and all dive shops that helps us promote the Lionfish Patrol app (view one of our destination here). By gathering lionfish hunting data from your area (no GPS tracked), we can all find better solutions for removing lionfish more efficiently. Destinations that gather this simple data can catch more lionfish by understanding where they are likely to be. The more lionfish caught the safer the reefs become.
We do not charge for this or make any money from it! We want you to make the money so you can continue to remove lionfish. In fact, we will advertise your destinations to help drive more business your way! Let’s work together!
Why Lionfish Patrol?
For the first time we now have a community where everyone can help find better solutions – Divers, Nonprofits/Governments, Businesses and the General Public.
AND IT’S FREE!
Lionfish Dive Log
Diver’s can maintain their own lionfish dive log, totals & more. This helps them become more successful lionfish hunters.
Gather Important Data
Divers add their catch totals to the app and help build the global database – from that data, trends and solutions emerge.
Free Global Data
Struggling countries and islands now have access to regional trends and data that can help them find better solutions locally.
Easy To Use APP
Lionfish Patrol is a social media app driven by lionfish hunters. It documents their removal of lionfish to protect their reefs.
The Lionfish Patrol App can be uses on any iPhone, Android, Computer or Tablet. It brings everyone together esily for the same goal.
The answers are there but we all need to work together with our information to find better solutions. Oh, and it’s FREE!
How Can The Data Help?
An Actual Situation
Lionfish Patrol data was used in a two day conference for the UNDP in Turkey discussing the invasion of lionfish in the Mediterranean Sea. The Minister of Fisheries didn’t have any information about the lionfish invasion, so there were unanswered questions on whether the lionfish population in Turkish waters should be a concerning.
Lionfish Patrol data helped show how bad the Turkish situation really is. Our data was used to show the average catch per diver in the Caribbean is an average of 8 lionfish per dive, while divers in Turkey (the Mediterranean Sea) catch an average of 24 lionfish per dive! Plus they have to free dive to catch them! If they were allowed to use SCUBA the numbers could be double that!