Battle against the lionfish

The Nature Reserve fight against the invasion of the lion fish.
The lionfish is an invasive species of special concern. This fish from the Indian Ocean escaped from an aquarium and reproduce massively trough the Caribbean. It feeds primarily on other fish, including reef herbivores, which unbalance the ecosystem.


The Nature Reserve of Saint-Bartholomew joined the National Action Plan against the lion fish, from Guadeloupe and Martinique. To slow its progression in the waters of St. Bartholomew, the guards regularly dive to his research.

This fish is poisonous, its bite is dangerous. Fishermen should be very careful and do not handle this fish. If you see one, beware and warn the Réserve Naturelle which is empowered and equipped to capture this dangerous fish. We seek the lionfish in order to systematically collect it and prevent reproduction.

Get involved! If you meet this fish in Saint-Bartholomew, call the Nature Reserve at 0690 31 70 73 and tell exactly where you've seen it. Learn more about it here. 
You can not hunt yourself, the spearfishing is strictly prohibited.