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Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:24 AM
I'm glad the FWC has organized and started a public awareness campaign to bring additional attention to lionfish where folks can go out and actively help remove the fish. Groups like R.E.E.F. have been setting up lionfish derbies for years to reduce numbers. http://www.reef.org/lionfish. I don't like killing for sport, but there is a rewarding feeling to be had when you spear a bunch of lionfish while diving.
Thanks for sharing the link.
Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:18 PM
you dont have to kill them just for sport... they are plenty tastey (or so I hear)
Posted 30 April 2015 - 12:56 PM
Actually, they are. I am not a seafood/fish consumer, but have eaten a few Lionfish filet in the last several years. Very light and flaky. Of course they self-seasoned to taste like the juvenile grouper and snapper they eat. The spines make particularly good toothpicks (seriously) once dried in the sun or baked in the over and the venom denatures.
The very best, and sad, part of catching them is to see what all they have eaten. A colleague of mine who has probably dove the Caribbean 1,000 times has never seen a living seahorse.......but did find one in the gut of a lionfish.
Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:20 PM
Lions do carry Ciguatera, unfortunately. That's a huge shame, too, considering their tasty flavor.
Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:08 PM
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