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How to start lionfish hunting

May 9, 2017 1 Comment
How to start lionfish hunting

Beginners guide to lionfish hunting So you’ve read about lionfish, you understand what a problem they are, and lionfish hunting sounds like a lot of fun but how do you  start lionfish hunting? What gear do you need to get, what dive preparations and certification do you need, and how do you actually hunt lionfish? […]

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What eats lionfish

May 1, 2017 0 Comments
What eats lionfish

Do lionfish have predators? What eats lionfish in the Atlantic? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we hear. If lionfish are not a problem in the Indo-Pacific region why are their invasive populations expanding in the Atlantic, what eats lionfish over there in their home range? Unfortunately, because lionfish are NOT […]

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9 Best tips for hunting lionfish

April 4, 2017 4 Comments
9 Best tips for hunting lionfish

Hunting lionfish for the last 8 years and in 10 different countries around the Caribbean I’ve speared thousands of them in many different types of environment and structure. In some locations they will be so thick you feel like you’re just taking out the trash, while in other places it feels like someone has been […]

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Why is a lionfish called a lionfish?

March 22, 2017 0 Comments
Why is a lionfish called a lionfish?

How did the lionfish get its name? Like the King of the Jungle, the lionfish struts around his home reef without fear, safe in the knowledge that he has no predators. But is this truly how the lionfish got his name? Most likely the name comes from the long, flowing dorsal spines and wide pectoral […]

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How lionfish spread against the prevailing ocean currents of the Caribbean

March 18, 2017 0 Comments
How lionfish spread against the prevailing ocean currents of the Caribbean

Without a doubt the invasion of Indo-Pacific lionfish into the marine environment of the western Atlantic is the worst example of an invasive marine species takeover of critical waters in recent history. Most shocking has been the incredible speed with which the lionfish has spread around the Caribbean and entire western Atlantic and established itself […]

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Lionfish dissection tutorial by Dr. Michelle Johnston, NOAA Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary

March 2, 2017 0 Comments
Lionfish dissection tutorial by Dr. Michelle Johnston, NOAA Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Have you ever wondered how to properly dissect a lionfish? Marine scientist Dr. Michelle Johnston from NOAA’s Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary office will teach you every thing you need to know in this instructional video. In this video you will learn how to properly measure the lionfish as well as checking stomach contents and […]

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Is that lionfish a Pterois Miles or Pterois Volitans?

July 25, 2016 3 Comments
Is that lionfish a Pterois Miles or Pterois Volitans?

Pterois Volitans or Pterois Miles? Many divers and lionfish hunters are not aware that there are actually two different species of lionfish in the invaded range of the Western Atlantic, the Pterois Volitans (Red Lionfish) and the Pterois Miles (Devil Firefish). (Click here to learn more about why lionfish are a problem.) There are approximately […]

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FWC approves plan to allow one extra lobster for 10 lionfish during Florida mini-season

July 26, 2015 0 Comments
FWC approves plan to allow one extra lobster for 10 lionfish during Florida mini-season

At its June meeting in Sarasota, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a new and exciting opportunity that will encourage divers to remove invasive lionfish by allowing them to take one extra spiny lobster each day during the two-day sport season this summer (July 29-30) that they also harvest 10 lionfish. In […]

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Are Lionfish Bigger In Deep Water?

September 14, 2013 19 Comments
Are Lionfish Bigger In Deep Water?

Is it a myth that the biggest lionfish are always in deeper waters? That these deep oceans are where the true giants live out their lives?

We dive deep into the facts to explore another potential lionfish myth.

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Lionfish Hunting Past Recreational Depths – What’s it Like Down There?

September 11, 2013 8 Comments
Lionfish Hunting Past Recreational Depths – What’s it Like Down There?

Lionfish Hunting and technical deep diving presents inherent risks not normally faced by recreational divers. What does it take to get the job done? In one word: Focus.

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