Originally Posted by Mebbid
Too little too late. They need better control measures which are probably close to impossible already. Seems like they will eventually starve themselves out.
What are the control measure that should have taken place? In the keys..ive caught them, on boat, bridge fishing etc. & they do taste good as one of our friends do eat them. I know that some mutton snappers do eat them....but thats not going to put a dent in their number. At least the annually lionfish derby that they do here helps some.
1,408 lionfish removed in 2009
1,578 lionfish removed in 2010
3,542 lionfish removed in 2011
2,694 lionfish removed in 2012
2,790 lionfish removed in 2013
12,012 lionfish removed in all REEF Derbies