Skip to content

LIONFISH HARVEST TO SAVE OUR REEFS

Organized by: JOHN BENCH

JOHN's Photo

THE STORY:

LIONFISH ARE AN INVASIVE SPECIES FROM INDO CHINA. THEY GOT LOSE IN THE CARIBEAN AROUND 1981 AND NOW THEY HAVE GONE VIRAL, YOU SEE ALL THEY DO IS EAT BABY FISH ON REEFS, ALL SHOERLINES, ISLANDS FROM NEW YORK TO PANAMAL, THERE IS NOT A PRATOR TO KEEP THEIR NUMBERS IN CHECK. THIS EFECTS THE FISH POPULATION AND IN TURN THE ECOSYSTEM, THE ISLAND PEOPLES LIVELYHOOD THAT INCLUDES, TOURISM, FISH HARVEST FOR EXPORT. THIS ALL HAS BEEN WELL DOCUMENTED, STUDYED AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SPENT BUT THEY STILL CAN NOT EVEN SLOW THEM DOWN! REEF.ORG IS A GOOD PLACE TO VARIFY WHAT I AM CLAIMING. I LOVE ALL THINGS IN NATURE, I HAVE BEEN RECYCLING SINCE 1973, I HAVE A B.S DEGREE FROM OF U OF H.. I THING I CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS MY WIFE SAID "THERE IS 1 IN 1,000,000 CHANCE YOU CAN DO SOME THINK". TWO YEARS AGO I DECIDED TO TAKE UP THIS CAUSE AND MAKE A LIONFISH FISHING SYSTEM, SO I DID AND NOW I HAVE A PATENT PENDING AND A WORKING UNIT ON VIDEO. MY PLAN IS SIMPLE, GET THIS EQUIPMENT INTO HANDS OF LOCAL FISHERMEN AND THEY HARVEST THEM JUST LIKE A AQUACULTURE FARM WOULD EXCEPT WITH OUT MUST THE COST. SHE STILL THINKS THERE IS ONLY A 1 IN 500,000 CHANCE. AND I SAY" SO YOU SAYING THERE IS A CHANCE!! I HAVE SPENT A LOT TIME AND ABOUT $8,000 ON R &D, FILLING FOR A PATENT. I NEED MONEY TO RENT A REMOTE CONTROLED VEHICLE THAT IS NEEDED TO CARRY THE 'REEF DEFINDER 1', TO ITS FIRST DEEP WATER PROVING GROUNDS WHERE WE CAN FILM IT COLLECTING FISH. I STILL OWE $ 4,000 FOR THE FINAL PATENT LEGAL COST. HELP MAKE MY CAUSE YOUR TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A STAND ! SAVE THE WILDLIFE NOW!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$0

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
Organized by

JOHN BENCH

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Be the first to Donate to JOHN and LIONFISH HARVEST TO SAVE OUR REEFS.

Report this page — Let Us Know if you think this page is breaking the law or the CrowdRise Terms