Lionfish in the deep

December 5 2017

Exploring the waters around the dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire in search for invasive lionfishes.


Invasive lionfishes arrived in Bonaire waters in 2009. We've been able to keep their numbers low in the recreational scuba zone < 40m. Costly expeditons with Curasub revealed there might be a lot of them in deeper waters. We'd like to know is thats true and where they are hiding. For that we would love to work wit a Submersible ROV as tested on Dema

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December 5 2017

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Expedition Background

We plan to explore beneath the current borders of Bonaire National Marine Park (60m depth) for high densities of invasive Lionfishes.
We want o localise high densities of Lionfishes and apply traps in favorable locations to catch them. We'd inspect the substrate and scout for fishess with help of a submersible ROV before deployment of traps.

We plan to explore beneath the current borders of Bonaire National Marine Park (60m depth) for high densities of invasive Lionfishes.
We want o localise high densities of Lionfishes and apply traps in favorable locations to catch them. We'd inspect the substrate and scout for fishess with help of a submersible ROV before deployment of traps.