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Jen Chapman

Jen Chapman
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Jen is our Belize country coordinator, and first started with Blue Ventures back in 2011 as a field scientist! She is leading our efforts to promote domestic and international export markets for invasive lionfish; an innovative market-based solution to reducing the destructive impact of this species on local reefs and fisheries.

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As outlined in the Mesoamerican Reef Lionfish Strategy, lionfish control must be addressed differently in areas accessible to fishers, No Take Zones and the deep sea. Although the latter is a bit out of our depth (pun intended), we are currently partnering with the Belize Fisheries Department to develop the national strategy for lionfish control in areas accessible to fishers and within No Take Zones.

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by Jen Chapman, Conservation Coordinator, Belize The red lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a beautiful fish. In its native range – which extends from the...

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By Jen Chapman, Country Coordinator, Belize If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. - John Shores, Kinship Faculty, 2014 It was a...

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by Jen Chapman, Country Coordinator, Belize One of the main focuses of Blue Ventures’ work in Belize is the monitoring and management of invasive lionfish,...

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After attending the recent launch of the Regional Lionfish Strategy at the International Coral Reef Initiative general meeting one month earlier, I was excited...

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The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), formed of 60 members comprising governments, international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, held its 28th General Meeting (GM28) in...

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by Jen Chapman, Country Coordinator, Belize Placencia's 2013 Lobsterfest was more about lionfish than the traditional fishery! SEA's third annual lionfish tournament was implemented with...

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by Jen Chapman, Country Coordinator, Belize Every April, conservationists and students from around Belize congregate in the aptly named Jaguar Auditorium at the University of...

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by Jennifer Chapman, Country Coordinator, Belize All too often research efforts undertaken by organisations and individuals are not shared. Beautiful reports are produced, describing problems,...

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by Jen Chapman, Country Coordinator, Belize In August this year, I made my way up to Mexico to represent Blue Ventures at the Healthy Reefs...

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