The lionfish (Pterois miles), the species targeted in this project, has been reported in multiple regions of the Mediterranean Sea, especially after 2012.
REMOVAL ACTION TEAMS
The RELIONMED project team has assembled a lionfish removal response mechanism (Removal Action Teams - RATs) formed by more than 100 motivated diver volunteers.
- Natura 2000 sites, Cape Greco (CY3000005) and Nisia (CY3000006).
- MPA’s with wrecks and artificial reefs (i.e. Nemesis III, Liberty, Kyrenia – Ayia Napa and Zenobia).
RATs remove lionfish from the Zenobia shipwreck 15/7/19The pictures were taken by divers of the lionfish Removal Action Teams (RATs), Alpha Κύπρου, A.A.K. Larnaca Napa Sea Cruises and Mr. Odysseas Christou – who, also, created this video (28/7/19).
Lionfish removal from the Zenobia shipwreck, on RTL Nieuws (Netherlands)Thanks to RTL Nieuws, Netherlands, for publishing this video, on 22/7/19, of the lionfish removal (15/7/19) from the Zenobia shipwreck. Thanks to A.A.K. Larnaca Napa Sea Cruises (sponsor of the event) and the lionfish Removal Action Teams.
ABC News: ''Cyprus tackles lionfish population by deep-frying''Special thanks to ABC News for publishing this video (17.7.19) of the lionfish removal (15.7.19) at the Zenobia shipwreck. Thanks, to A.A.K. Larnaca Napa Sea Cruises, for sponsoring the event and collaborating with the RELIONMED-LIFE team, as well as, to the Removal Action Teams.