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Old 12-11-2012, 12:18 PM   #11
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1 large lion fish can eat 20 small reef fish in a 30 minute period... That's a big appetite!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:28 PM   #13
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Last time I was underwater in Florida, all I saw was lion fish. You would come to a rock outcrop that use to have hundreds of small fish, now you'll see a dozen lion fish loitering around and that's all. Our hobby is coming under a lot of negative scrutiny with algae and fishes showing up where they never should. Add that to wild capture of fish like tangs and harvesting corals in areas with poor environmental laws will get us shut down. Fraging has been one of the few positive things to evolve from our hobby IMO. The faster we can get independent from the ocean the better. We need to start giving back, rather than taking.
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In many places in south florida and the caribbean, people are encouraged to kill as many as possible.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #15
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I remember watching a show recently about the Bermuda Triangle, they were diving off Bimini. Every single shot they had from various wrecks had lionfish in them. What are the odds you could take a few dozen shots from random points and get the same type of fish in all?

I'm glad to see a bounty has been put in them to help with the cull, but in reality will it make a dent?
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:34 PM   #16
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I sure hope it will, from a fishermans point of view and from a reef point of view
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