Public invited to Lone Star Lionfish Forum - February 15, 2017

Posting Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

As part of the 2nd Lone Star Lionfish Symposium, HARC will host a public forum on February 15, 2017, 7 - 8 pm in the Moody Gardens IMAX, with a pre-forum social beginning at 6 pm. Please join experts from Texas and around the Gulf of Mexico as they discuss the threats these spiky venomous fish are causing to our marine ecosystem. Lionfish have become a problem in recent years as they invade coastal and marine ecosystems in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. With few natural predators, they have spread throughout the region, reducing the number of fish, shrimp and crab species as well as degrading reefs. In areas of high density, they are causing both ecological and economic damage.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, HARC, Moody Gardens, and the Harte Research Institute have partnered together to organize the 2nd Lone Star Lionfish Symposium bringing together leading scientists and researchers to share their approach and best practices in Lionfish study and management. Visit the TPWD Lionfish page for more information on this invasive.

Registration details for this free public event can be found at: