The Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Agriculture is appealing to members of the public to assist in its fight against the invasive Lion Fish.
This call comes as activities are continuing here to commemorate the 43rd Fisherman’s Month under the theme: From Our Ridges Into The High Seas, Our Nation We Feed and with the slogan; Cleaner Reef, Healthy Fish To Eat
The Lion Fish is a venomous fish which preys on a wide range of marine species, and poses a threat to the local fish population.
It was discovered in the waters of St. Vincent and the Grenadines a few years ago and since then many activities have been held to help in eradicating this species.
Chief Fisheries Officer, Jennifer Cruickshank-Howard said these activities are continuing and people everywhere can do their part in this fight against the invasive Lion Fish.