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About Andres Jimenez

Andres Jimenez is Associate Director of Government Relations at Ocean Conservancy. He focuses on creating bipartisan solutions for critical issues like ocean acidification and ensuring a future for sustainable fisheries in America. When he’s not busy protecting our ocean, Andres spends his time keeping his rescued Labrador retriever out of trouble and navigating the waters of parenting two young daughters.


Fighting Back Against Invasive Lionfish

Posted On June 2, 2016 by

Invasive lionfish are a massive problem that requires creative solutions. One of the most popular approaches to lionfish management is the lionfish derby: An all-day fishing competition where teams collect as many lionfish as possible to compete for prizes. Often, the events bring together local communities in the evening to learn about (and snack on!) lionfish.

In May, Ocean Conservancy was thrilled to help sponsor the 2016 Sebastian Lionfish Fest hosted by Indian River County, Florida. I sat down with Kendra Cope, Indian River County’s coastal environmental specialist and sea turtle coordinator, to learn more about her efforts.

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