Category Archives: Lionfish

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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Time to kill a Lionfish – what do I need?


As of today you may harvest a lionfish if you are in possession of a valid saltwater fishing license. The NOAA has called them an invasive species so there is not limit. The term harvest means the ‘reduction of a … Continue reading

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Lionfish recipes


Ok, I have a few loves in life. Obviously diving, but I also love to cook and drink. I love the experience and enjoy a glass of wine and a 3 or 4 course meal. Check back often as I … Continue reading

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Lionfish Characteristics


Basic Facts – Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Scorpaeniformes Family: Scorpaenidae Genus: Pterois The Lionfish is an Indo-Pacific fish with venomous spikes that grow all over it. They are very eye-catching fish with an exotic, other world appearance … Continue reading

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What would you do if you spot a lionfish?


HmmM??? I see only four options. 1. Kill it 2. Leave it alone and do nothing 3. Report it to Dan or NOAA. 4. Bag it and sell it or put it in a tank. I am not sure whether … Continue reading

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Lionfish – should we kill them?


As I sit here, yes working but it is very slow in the mall, I am really wanting to do a dive over the next two days. As I started hitting my sources to get reports and swell updates(which aren’t … Continue reading

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