Lionfish Prevention Program

Training Volunteers to Identify and Remove the Invasive Lionfish from Virgin Islands National Park and its waters!

Lionfish Prevention is one of several conservation and protection programs supported by Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. We partner with the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation (C.O.R.E.) to beat the odds and help train first responders to spot, report and kill lionfish in Virgin Islands National Park. Since its inception C.O.R.E. has trained more than 100 volunteers.  Considering a single lionfish can eat dozens of juvenile reef fish, this work is impressive and vital!

A special thank you for the volunteer efforts of C.O.R.E. St. John team, and the hundreds of Marine Stewards they inform, train and mobilize to help protect our coral reefs each year! 

St. John, USVI Lionfish Sighting Hotline
Remember, if you spot a Lionfish while snorkeling please contact the hotline on Facebook or by phone: 1-833 774-CORE (2673).
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