Is progress being made in Florida with the fight against lionfish?

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asked May 30, 2017 in Ocean Conservation by mega (130 points)

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answered Jun 4, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Not sure what it looks like now days. But from what I've heard letting people hunt them has an effect. In the islands I know I've seen a different. Unlike the Flower Gardens off the coast of Texas where the government is controlling the hunting of lion fish, and they are booming.
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answered Aug 5, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
They are trying with Lionfish derbies and making them commercially available. Fortunately they taste good. One problem is that they live deeper than previously thought. So, if one is killed at 50 ft another comes up from 300 ft. Difficult to keep up.

The Bahamas is doing well. Just returned from the Abacos and didn’t see a single Lionfish.
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