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June 2015    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 30, No. 6   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Donít Sign This Lionfish Petition

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In April, the Emerald Coast Reef Association (ECRA), based in Niceville, FL, put a petition on the popular website GoPetition.com titled "Support Lionfish Population Control and the Search for Eradication Methods." It's addressed to Florida State officials and the goal is to remove 5,000 lionfish from the Florida Panhandle in two years or less. It would have its diving volunteers, at their own risk and expense, each kill 100 lionfish and, in return, receive 10 native fish tags, good for in- or out-of-season spearfishing of two each of triggerfish, greater amberjack, red snapper, red grouper and gag grouper. There would be no limit to the number of tags that can be earned....


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