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The Invasive Lionfish Problem
Invasive Lionfish Problem
Can We Stop the Invasion? (NOAA.gov)
Indo-Pacific Lionfish (NOAA.gov)
Going Deep For Lionfish (NOAA.gov)
Invasive Lionfish Program (Reef.org)
The Truth About Getting Stung by a Lionfish (NationalGeographic.org)
The Worst Marine Invasion Ever (Slate.com)
Lionfish as Food for Humans
Lionfish are delicious and are perfectly safe to eat. As an invasive species there are no limits to the number that can be caught. However, care should be taken when handling lionfish to avoid contact with the venom. These videos explain how eating lionfish helps the enviornment and how to fillet a lionfish.
Eat an Invasive Species for Dinner (TheAtlantic.com)
Click HERE for the history and development of lionfish traps
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NOAA:"Lionfish are believed to spend the winter from North Carolina to the Bahamas, with juveniles found as far north as Rhode Island during summer months where the potential for successful survival during the winter months is not possible due to cold water temperatures.
Unfortunately, NOAA researchers have concluded that non-native lionfish populations will continue to grow and cannot be eliminated using conventional methods. Marine invaders are nearly impossible to eradicate once established.
The cost and effort to dispatch trained divers—the only effective elimination method currently known to eradicate invasive lionfish —would be impractical, partly due to the expansive deepwater reef habitats of the Southeast coast of the United States and Bahamas, an area encompassing more than 62,000 square miles."
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE." REGISTRATION #: CH54370
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