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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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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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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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Lionfish wanted! Sell your lionfish to Florida seafood dealers

March 14, 2016 9 Comments
Lionfish wanted! Sell your lionfish to Florida seafood dealers

Want to sell your lionfish? With a $50 Saltwater Products License (Click here to find information about and the application to obtain your SPL) you can sell your catch to seafood wholesale dealers around the State of Florida. Below is a great list compiled by the FWC Lionfish program (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) […]

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