News Release from the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher:
Kure Beach, NC – The public is invited to attend the “Invasive Lionfish Collecting and Handling Workshop” at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Divers, fishers and ocean enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the free event to learn about lionfish, the species’ negative ecological impact in local waters and effective collecting techniques.
Keri Keening of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) and Steve Broadhurst of Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA) will lead the workshop on the lionfish crisis. REEF, ECARA and the Aquarium are presenting this marine conservation and education opportunity.