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February 2013    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 28, No. 2   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Lionfish Control: Targeted Areas, Lots of Manpower

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Invasive lionfish may never be eradicated in the Caribbean, , but a new University of Florida study shows that it may be possible to keep them under control -- in specific, targeted areas and using plenty of manpower.

Efforts have been made to control the fish by holding derbies, where divers and snorkelers spear or net as many fish as possible. The study, outlined in the Reviews in Fisheries Science, attempted to determine how intense and consistent such efforts would need to be to curb a lionfish population....



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