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Old 07-14-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
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Great special on Lionfish running on the Science Channel...284 on DirectTV.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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Sweet. Hopefully I can catch it at work on Wednesday.
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At one of the tournaments, I was chastised by one of the marine biologists when I told him that I sometimes kill the small lionfish and leave them…mainly because I just don’t want to mess with them. His main reason was that it attracts the sharks. However, this is a common practice in the Bahamas, where biologists are training grouper and sharks to see lionfish as a food source by feeding them dead or wounded lionfish.
The point is, the grouper and sharks in the Red Sea see lionfish as food. Introducing natural predators to lionfish cuisine is the most common sense approach I’ve heard.
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Wasn't me haha.
I encourage people to kill them even if they aren't bringing them back to the boat. Often times I run out of room in my Zookeeper and there are still lionfish left on the reef. I continue killing them and leave them on the sand. MAKE SURE THEY ARE DEAD. They have an amazing ability to live through some bad injuries.
Sometimes you even get a feeding frenzy going.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8vhFdBx3Dc
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:05 AM   #5
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+1 on Alex's recommendation to ensure that the lionfish are dead before leaving the scene. Those little bugger have awesome recuperative powers! (see below)

I cut their spines by poking my knife behind the head about 20% of the way down from the top and cut back to the top. Scissors would probably work well too.
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