REEF is working with several research partners to test the effectiveness of deep water lionfish traps. Through a grant provided by the NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy program, REEF will work with Florida Keys lobster fishers to examine the ability of non-containment traps to target deep water populations of lionfish to understand more about lionfish densities, biology and recruitment rates in the deep reef habitats of the Florida Keys.
Keys Weekly interviewed REEF Education and Outreach Program Manager, Madalyn Mussey, about the inaugural Fish Out of Water 5K.
REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project is featured in this article about ocean citizen science programs in the Florida Keys.
REEF Engagement and Communications Manager Amy Lee was a guest on Scuba Shack Radio, a podcast about ocean conservation, scuba diving, and dive travel. Amy discusses her background, REEF programs, being recognized as the recipient of the 2019 DEMA Wave Makers Award, and some of her favorite dive destinations.