One of the goals of the “RELIONMED-Life” project is to promote ways in which lionfish can be used so that their removals will become economically sustainable in the future. Removing lionfish from the Mediterranean Sea helps control their abundance and distribution in the area. As a result, we minimise the negative impacts that lionfish have on the areas they invade. The soft, non-venomous, lionfish fins can be used to create jewelleries and other works of art. Local market niches can have a new source of income, while at the same time help the environment.
We would like to thank the diving centers that are collaborating with the project to promote the lionfish invasion issue and that by buying and wearing lionfish jewelleries we help the environment. The jewelleries created through the project, by the “Neldi Art Gallery”, are being sold by the gallery itself but also in the diving centers: “Scuba Tech Diving Centre” in Protaras, “Cyprus Diving Centre” in Protaras, “Viking Divers” in Larnaca, “Ninos Sports” in Limassol and “Blue Instinct Under Water Act Ltd” in Limassol. Contact them and purchase your lionfish jewelleries now! Help the seas of Cyprus!