National Trust hosts lionfish lecture

The National Trust is hosting a lecture on how Cayman is battling to protect the Islands’ delicate reef system from the invasive lionfish population.

The National Trust Lecture Series at St. Matthew’s University continues with “Lionfish: The Greatest Threat to our Reefs” on Tuesday, 16 July.

Danielle Vernon, development and marketing coordinator at the National Trust, explained that attendees could “learn about new campaigns and cooperation strategies for how to deal with lionfish, an invasive species which pose a great threat to the Island’s fishing and tourism 
industries which depend on their coral reefs”.

Representatives of Cayman Sea Sense will also give a presentation at the lecture to educate the public and raise awareness about the group’s sustainable seafood education programme, which is dedicated to helping restaurants and their customers make informed and environmentally positive seafood choices.

For further information on lecture series, call 749-1121. 
Guests at the lecture are encouraged to also register for the upcoming lionfish tournament that takes place on Saturday, 20 July at Cayman Cabana. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the National Trust.