Battling the lionfish
in Bermuda

To sign up for your Lionfish Culling Permit, click here

The Ocean Support Foundation is dedicated to protecting Bermuda's reefs and ocean. The Foundation has initiated and supports a number of island projects utilizing its technical dive teams expertise and volunteers. The Foundation is collaborating with government departments and the scientific community to conduct research and providing and supporting numerous outreach programs for both student and adult audiences.

NEW!!! - Now it is even easier to report your lionfish information - Check it out!

We have added some new features to the lionfish reporting system:

1. "Lionfish Collector" Registration
You can now register as a "Lionfish Collector", so you do not have to fill out your name, e-mail, phone and permit number every time you report a lionfish.

Then, each time you spot or capture a lionfish, you just login, fill out and submit the report. You can also review all your reports and make changes if you need to under "Account Settings".

Please click here to register and create your profile. It just takes a minute.

2. An Interactive Map – GPS Coordinates
The map lets you pin the location of where you saw or captured your lionfish. When you pin the location, it automatically generates GPS coordinates. Or, if you know the GPS coordinates and input them in the boxes, it will generate a pin on the map. You can still tell us the name of the wreck or reef if you’d like, as this is still very helpful.

3. Expanded Depth Choices
The depth choices have now been broken down into 3 meter/10 foot increments so you can more accurately report the depths you collected or sighted lionfish.

The Foundation's Primary Focus

The Ocean Support Foundation's primary goal is to reduce the lionfish population in Bermuda's waters to a level that stops the devastating effects already being seen in the Caribbean and elsewhere in the Western Atlantic.

Bermuda's reefs are under attack. Lionfish are a major threat to our native marine species and can reduce populations of small fishes on a reef by nearly 90% in as little as five weeks. They are an invasive predatory species, only found naturally in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They have no known predators in the Western Atlantic and fish in the Atlantic do not recognize them as a threat and are easy prey. If left unchecked, lionfish could wipe out future generations of fish and wreak havoc on our marine ecosystem with devastating effects to the island's economy. Click here for a display of the Lionfish expansion from 1985 to 2013

The time to act is now

All of Bermuda will benefit from stopping the destruction of our reefs and native fish populations.

Michael Douglas