Every day, the reefs of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, are slowly being destroyed by the invasive Lionfish. The voracious Lionfish eat the juveniles of many species and upset the natural ecological balance. With no natural predators, they rapidly expand their numbers and range. The reefs are dying and with that, the source of food for other fish and humans too. You can help us change that.
We have a simple mission: create a viable self-sustaining system to remove the invasive lionfish and protect the reef and marine life by: Creating economic benefits for local people to change the type of fish they eat; Effective low cost solutions for fisherman to be able to earn a living from Lionfish trapping; Helping to create a new type of fishing industry in small 3rd world countries.
Founded: August 27, 2017
Type: Public Not for Profit - 501(c)(3)
Tax ID Number: 82-4344295
Exempt Type: 509(a)(2)
President Sal Delello
Vice President Ola Callander
Treasurer Corey Krosley
Secretary Marc Moran
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Create Public Awareness and Seek Volunteers
Seek volunteers, create website and social media presence. Contact other groups and government agencies for assistance. Seek donations and corporate sponsors. Obtain permission from the local jurisdiction to conduct the field tests and studies.
Design The Program
A scientific approach to study, test and deploy traps, train and educate the public, determine how many traps are needed to create a small but viable business.
Fund the Program
Collect donations. Through our participating sponsors raise money for the supplies needed. Find volunteers to spend their "vacation" helping to do tasks for the project,
Execute the Program
ReefSave staff, with the help of dozens of volunteers, build, test and deploy the traps and conduct reef surveys to measure effects over time. Educate the public with free Lionfish to eat, demonstrate how to safely clean and cook lionfish, and lectures to explain why reef health is important for them.
Create the Not for Profit Entity
With the help of donors and corporate benefactors we have established the legal entity, obtained domain names, registered nationally and locally, filed for trademark protection, obtained tax ID number, and have applied for not for profit tax exemption.
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