TIDE's Lionfish research aims to understand Lionfish invasion behaviour within Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) whilst also instigating effective control methods that can be carried out by the local community.
“Are you aware lionfish can be eaten?”
“If lionfish were available at market, would you buy lionfish to cook?”
Lionfish are an invasive Indo Pacific fish species in the Caribbean region, first documented in Florida in the mid-1980s, and first discovered in Belize in 2008. TIDE’s MBRS monitoring, which has monitored fish species diversity in PHMR since 2003, did not find lionfish in PHMR until 2010, making PHMR the last protected area in Belize known to have been affected...
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Blue skies, pumping music, and delicious chocolate treats; sounds like a recipe for a good day. The Toledo Chocolate Fest had these and more on its Taste of Toledo street fair May 25th.
The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) jumped right into the festivities with a lionfish booth.
Over 150 citizens from Punta Gorda and surrounding communities discovered that Lionfish makes for a tasty meal at the recent 2012 TIDE Fest on 14th October, when they overcame their fears and tried a free sample at the Lionfish free tasting booth at the event.