Monthly Archives: June 2013

New lionfish trap may help to keep numbers down – no diver needed


On my obsessive lionfish knowledge quest, I came across a new lion fish trap that is working in the Bahamas.  Frank Cooney Jr. from Bimini Sands Resort & Marina in the Bahamas has hosted two successful diving derbies targeting the … Continue reading

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Should I eat Lionfish? Beware of Ciguatera poisoning!


As you all know I saw my first humungous lionfish a few weeks ago in the 2nd reef line off Lauderdale by the sea.  Enormous and at least 6-9 inch body. This is how my thoughts go.  I see lionfish, … Continue reading

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FWC to waive license needed to bag LIONFISH – no limits!


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 17 at its meeting near Tallahassee discussed waiving the commercial and recreational bag limit and the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish using certain gear. In August 2012, the … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Lauderdale by the Sea BUGFEST


The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s second annual BugFest-By-The-Sea features events for divers and lobster lovers! In addition to lobster hunting contests, an underwater photo contest, beach diving clinics, a lobster hunting seminar and a wreck dive on the SS Copenhagen, BugFest … Continue reading

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Great to get a few dives in again!


A couple of weeks ago I actually got a few days to head down to Lauderdale by the Sea to get some much needed shore dives in. First time in the deep blue for about 6 months due to work … Continue reading

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