HOW YOU CAN HELP
YOU ARE OUR EYES!
RELIONMED is highly dependent on citizen support. There is no way to control the lionfish without your help.
Use the “Lionfish Portal”, in the “IUCN-MedMIS” online portal or smartphone application, to report lionfish sightings.
Become members of RELIONMED, join our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts to stay informed with our latest updates, information and events coming up.
If you are an experienced diver with an ecological conscience, you can help. Removal Action Teams (RATs) will be set up around Cyprus that will be led by RELIONMED researchers. You can express your interest to become a member of a RAT in your district by contacting the Scientific Coordinator. Fifty motivated lionfish hunters will be selected, to get trained, equipped and participate in coordinated removals with RELIONMED researchers, targeting lionfish hotspots, Natura 2000 sites and Marine Protected Areas.
Consume lionfish and help to control their populations! Wear or create jewelleries from lionfish and help the natural environment and boost local small enterprises! Everyone can help! Visit the LIONFISH USES section to find out more about lionfish recipes and jewelleries.
“RELIONMED-Life” - actions for controlling the lionfish invasionThe “RELIONMED-Life” project promotes that the lionfish invasion in the Mediterranean may be controlled by consuming lionfish and by using their soft fins for jewellery making. Furthermore, it is important to also report lionfish sightings on the “IUCN MedMIS” website/application to help monitor the lionfish distribution and abundance in the area. Everyone can help the Mediterranean marine ecosystems!