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8 best places to hunt lionfish on vacation

April 20, 2017 4 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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9 Best tips for hunting lionfish

April 4, 2017 1 Comment
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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Lionfish Sausage Recipe

March 31, 2017 2 Comments
Lionfish Sausage Recipe

Looking for a unique way to prepare your lionfish? Our lionfish sausage recipe is a different and surprisingly delicious way to eat the invasive species. Start by assembling your lionfish sausage ingredients The ingredients we used are: 2 lbs lionfish fillets (make certain no bones remain) chopped into small pieces 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted […]

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6 reasons to eat lionfish

March 27, 2017 3 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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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 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 […]

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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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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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