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The lionfish plague is now spreading to the Mediterranean

July 14, 2016 1 Comment
The lionfish plague is now spreading to the Mediterranean

The beautiful but invasive predator lionfish has gained a firm foothold in the Western Atlantic and can now be found throughout the Caribbean, down to South America and as far north as the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay. The lionfish has proven to be the worst invasive fish outbreak in recorded history of the […]

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¿Porqué los peces león son considerados un problema?

December 2, 2013 0 Comments
¿Porqué los peces león son considerados un problema?

La invasión del pez león es desastrosamente fuera de lugar, compite por el alimento, se reproduce con mas rapidez, y sobrevive mejor que la población marina y los peces nativos en el Océano Atlántico Occidental, el Golfo de México y el Mar Caribe. Si el pez león no es controlado ultimadamente provocará la destrucción de los arrecifes, las poblaciones de peces nativos y los medios de vida de todas las personas que dependen de ellos.

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Lionfish Invasion: Why We’ve Been Ineffective in Our Efforts, Part I

July 14, 2013 6 Comments
Lionfish Invasion: Why We’ve Been Ineffective in Our Efforts, Part I

I have had the good fortune of being able to spend the better part of the last 2 years traveling the Caribbean working with Natural Resources Managers, scuba diving centers, local divers and local seafood restaurants regarding the development of lionfish education programs, promotion of underwater hunters and the commercialization of lionfish as a source […]

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The Unreachable Lionfish of Central America – Sobering Perspective from Panama

January 23, 2013 14 Comments
The Unreachable Lionfish of Central America – Sobering Perspective from Panama

I’ve seen firsthand the lionfish of Panama and, not saying this at all lightly, the problems they pose are of biblical proportions. The challenges in Panama also perfectly reflect the seemingly insurmountable problems that all Central American countries with Caribbean coastlines face today and will struggle with in the decades to come. It is undeniable, […]

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