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Lionfish interest at DEMA ’19

November 26, 2019 0 Comments
Lionfish interest at DEMA ’19

Along with all of the amazing new dive gear at the latest 2019 Dive Equipment and Marketing Association convention in Orlando, FL from November 4-7 there were several non profit lionfish booths in attendance. Over a decade into arguably the greatest invasive fish catastrophe in the world and certainly the Atlantic ocean, sometimes it feels […]

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Better late than never, Cyprus begins culling lionfish

October 3, 2019 0 Comments
Better late than never, Cyprus begins culling lionfish

Although first sighted off of Turkey, Israel, Lebanon and Cyprus back in 2012 lionfish are finally starting to be culled in the island nation of Cyprus this summer. Like many areas in around the Caribbean there is a suspicion that allowing divers to hunt lionfish with small polespears will result in criminal behavior and poaching […]

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8 best places to hunt lionfish on vacation

April 20, 2017 11 Comments
8 best places to hunt lionfish on vacation

These are the best places to hunt lionfish on vacation based on ease of regulations, number of lionfish, and quality of the dive destination. Dive operators in the United States and around the Caribbean have figured out that allowing visitors to hunt lionfish is a double win because it increases tourism and it helps the […]

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6 reasons to eat lionfish

March 27, 2017 4 Comments
6 reasons to eat lionfish

Why eat lionfish? Lionfish have less mercury than other popular fish Even though lionfish are predatorial and consume lots of other fish and shrimp, this study of mercury levels in lionfish from Florida shows that lionfish have less mercury per kilogram of fillet than most other popular fish. In their testing it was found that […]

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Lionfish hunting on vacation

March 16, 2017 0 Comments
Lionfish hunting on vacation

There are many terrible and devastating aspects to the lionfish invasion of the western Atlantic waters but there is also one positive by-product which we can highlight and take advantage of. Because the invasive lionfish hails from the Indo-Pacific region it also thrives in the warm clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, home to countless […]

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Lionfish jewelry

December 31, 2016 2 Comments
Lionfish jewelry

Does lionfish jewelry make a difference? On a recent trip to Placencia, Belize to hunt lionfish and enjoy a relaxing vacation, I was approached by a local expat while eating breakfast who had noticed my lionfish t-shirt. “Do you think the lionfish jewelry actually makes a difference when it comes to controlling the lionfish population?” […]

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October lionfish contest, win $400

September 30, 2016 5 Comments
October lionfish contest, win $400

New lionfish contest for the month of October! Anyone who enters a report for a removed or sighted lionfish on the map during the month of October 2016 will be eligible to win. Update November 1, 2016 Congratulations to Patrick VanBrakel for winning the October contest! Patrick has been doing a lot of lionfish hunting […]

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Why I love lionfish

September 27, 2016 2 Comments
Why I love lionfish

“A hunt based only on the trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.” -Fred Bear When you see the beautiful red fish hovering over a coral head with its pectoral fins splayed out widely and the venomous white tips of the dorsal spines flowing like a bird’s feathers you can’t […]

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Largest Lionfish Contest for entire range of invasive lionfish

July 18, 2016 2 Comments
Largest Lionfish Contest for entire range of invasive lionfish

Largest Lionfish Contest Report your lionfish on the lionfish tracking map with a photo of your largest one to enter the lionfish contest for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate from www.LionfishHunting.com , the complete online store for everything lionfish related. A big shout of thanks to Zookeeper Lionfish Containers for their generous contribution […]

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New Lionfish Tracking Map released today

May 17, 2016 0 Comments
New Lionfish Tracking Map released today

The official launch of the first publicly available interactive lionfish tracking map for use around the entire range of the invasive species lionfish occurs this week. This lionfish tracking map, available at http://lionfish.info/lionfish-tracking-map/, allows anybody to directly input where they either removed or spotted an invasive lionfish. If spotted a green pin is plotted on […]

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