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Old 09-30-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Lionfish bounty=extra snapper limit for divers!

Hey guys! The Emerald Coast Reef Association (http://www.ecreef.org/ ) is pushing for a new program that would reward anglers with extra snapper(or other) limits for removing lionfish from our waters.
It will require an effort to gain the reward...but it should be worth it!
Please support their effort by filling out this survey : https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M62SQJ7
Thanks, Scott.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Great idea!
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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filled out. Thanks.

I'd rather get a small bounty to pay for fuel and SCUBA costs. I'd be happy to get a commercial license, but I don't have a boat. I only dive with buddies
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I think this is a good idea but im not a diver. I do however like how the survey questions are sequenced. the questions are ordered to get the reader to agree with the person who wrote it. not a bad thing in this case. sorry, taking a class where we learn to catch stuff like this and its cool I actually found a real survey that did it.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:59 PM   #5
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Taken.
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Took the survey, and agree with the overall direction it is aiming for. I, however, do not think it is feasible for divers ONLY to bear the responsibility to fix a natural(?) problem. For starters, Lionfish can inhabit depths of over 500 FT! Secondly, when you start a competition, bounty, etc., on any fish, some divers MAY exceed their dive training or experience, and some may be injured. NO fish is worth it!

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:45 PM   #8
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I took it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #9
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Problem is, as far as I know, they don't bite hook and line, so diving is really the only "Man made" way to cull them. The fact that you need a lionfish spear and a special bag only adds to your cost. I would prefer to see the Feds distribute free bag and spear to help in the elimination...but I know that is a pipe dream.
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Sounds like a good deal for divers!
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