the mission of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) is to serve as the trustee for the nation’s system of marine protected areas, to conserve, protect, and enhance their biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy. ONMS also fosters public awareness of marine resources and maritime heritage through scientific research, monitoring, exploration, education and outreach. To accomplish their mission, ONMS works with many partners and the public, while encouraging recreational and commercial activities that are sustainable and compatible with long-term preservation.
Join Lionfish Central in this fight. To learn more on what you can do to help click here. We are a nonprofit organization that works with agencies, divers, restaurants, wholesalers and many other industries to help save our reefs from the harmful overpopulation of the lionfish. Please help us continue help those who are doing great work in this fight. Below are some of the ways you can help. Thank you!