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FIS – Worldnews – Lionfish processed to feed marine species

A team of researchers from the Regional Fisheries Research Centre of Puerto Morelos and the Multidisciplinary Unit of Teaching and Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has developed technology for the commercial use of lionfish (Pterois sp). The goal is to obtain fish feed from this fish for fattening yellowtail snapper that […]

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New Manual for Lionfish Control Identifies Strategies for Local Intervention

Recognizing the urgency to develop clear guidance on reducing the burgeoning lionfish population, NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science allied with experts from around the Caribbean to provide a reference for anyone planning to develop a local control strategy. This free manual, Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management (PDF), is aimed at resource […]

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Seminar With Top Lionfish Researchers |

The Ocean Support Foundation and its partner organizations are hosting a two-day workshop on Tuesday October 9th and Wednesday October 10th at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo for key stakeholders as well as an evening presentation that will be open to the public on Wednesday October 10th at 7pm, also at the Bermuda Aquarium, […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 4: From Beautiful Novelty to Marine Invader –

Over the course of the last week, our “Saving the Ocean” video crew touched shores and reefs of the Bahamas, Florida and Mexico. Each time we landed on the sea floor, we quickly found lionfish. How could they have spread in the Atlantic so quickly after being nonexistent here just 20 years ago? Something that […]

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Lionfish Control in Marine Protected Areas Successful: Joint Study

Lionfish removal efforts in some Mexican protected marine areas are controlling local populations, according to a collaborative study by NOAA and Mexico’s National Commission of Federally Protected Areas (known by its Spanish acronym CONANP, for Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas). The two groups monitored lionfish inside two MPAs along the Yucatán Peninsula during the summer of […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 3: The Newest Fish in the Kitchen –

In my last two posts we discovered that the world’s worst invading alien might be the lionfish, a native of the west Pacific and Indian Oceans that is now spreading out of control in the Atlantic, from South America to New England. The lionfish’s venomous spines ward off all native predators, while its own appetite […]

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