Montego Bay, Jamaica: Lionfish Seafood Nights

Seasonedlionfish20140317ConIn a bid to curtail the reproduction of lionfish in Montego Bay’s Coastal zones, the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust (MBMPT) has launched an initiative dubbed ‘Seafood Nights’ in collaboration with The Pork Pit eatery located on Gloucester Avenue. According to MBMPT Out-reach Officer Joshua Bailey, the weekly promotional project is sponsored by the Global Environment Fund’s Small Grants programme and is being promoted to encourage a local demand for the lionfish. During the first event, staged last week Thursday, several Lionfish dishes were offered at reduced prices. MBMPT will continue to stage the event every Thursday between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. “The findings of the Lionfish Monitoring Project implemented by the MBMPT and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory suggest that the best way to attempt to mitigate the negative effects that this invasion causes is to encourage a public demand for the fish. The Seafood Nights initiative is a magnificent opportunity for us to introduce the Lionfish to the public and encourage the regular consumption of this type of fish,” Bailey said. He said Seafood Nights features an educational display area where patrons are able to learn about the Lionfish, witness live dissections, and view live specimens, while enjoying live entertainment.

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Seasonedlionfish20140317ConIn a bid to curtail the reproduction of lionfish in Montego Bay’s Coastal zones, the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust (MBMPT) has launched an initiative dubbed ‘Seafood Nights’ in collaboration with The Pork Pit eatery located on Gloucester Avenue.

According to MBMPT Out-reach Officer Joshua Bailey, the weekly promotional project is sponsored by the Global Environment Fund’s Small Grants programme and is being promoted to encourage a local demand for the lionfish. During the first event, staged last week Thursday, several Lionfish dishes were offered at reduced prices. MBMPT will continue to stage the event every Thursday between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

“The findings of the Lionfish Monitoring Project implemented by the MBMPT and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory suggest that the best way to attempt to mitigate the negative effects that this invasion causes is to encourage a public…

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