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War On Lionfish Can Aid In Recovery Of Native Fish
2014-01-23 14:17:58

Oregon State University It may take a legion of scuba divers armed with nets and spears, but a new study confirms for the first time that controlling lionfish populations in the western Atlantic Ocean can pave the way for a recovery of native fish. Even if it’s one speared fish at a time, it finally appears that there’s a way to fight back. Scientists at Oregon State University, Simon Fraser University and other institutions have shown in both computer models and 18 months of...

2013-07-24 23:25:46

The latest blog from PortNoise.com Magazine, a Marble Media LLC online publication, offers a disturbing picture of the rampant spread of the non-native lion fish in the Atlantic Ocean. Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 An exotic species of fish native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans has been wreaking environmental havoc in the Atlantic Ocean. According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), although they pose no danger to humans, lion fish are fast...

Lionfish Invasion Human Intervention
2013-07-12 13:54:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With almost daily reports detailing how human activities are decimating other species, researchers from the University of North Carolina are making the unique call for human intervention in controlling the Atlantic Ocean's lionfish population. "Lionfish are here to stay, and it appears that the only way to control them is by fishing them," said John Bruno, a UNC biologist and lead investigator in a new study detailing the lack of...

2013-06-18 16:20:28

OceanGate, Nova Southeastern University and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Host Three-Day Event to Promote Awareness and Gauge Impact of Lionfish on Florida's Economy and Ocean Habitat SEATTLE, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest tool in the battle against Florida's alarming lionfish invasion will be deployed this month at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center in Port Everglades, Florida. From June 27 to 29, the five-person manned submersible Antipodes will take...

2013-06-18 16:20:25

OceanGate Inc. Hosts Three-Day Event to Promote Awareness and Gauge Impact of Lionfish on Ocean Habitat and Economy SEATTLE, June 18,( )2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OceanGate Inc., a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, is helping to raise awareness of the widespread invasion of lionfish, a non-native predator known for its venomous spines and increased numbers in the waters of Florida, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. From June 27 to 29, the five-person manned...

2012-11-13 08:36:25

Bill sponsor Sen. Kristen Gillibrand seeks to prevent the import of harmful non-native fish and wildlife in her second term WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shortly before Congress broke for its pre-election recess, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) took a major step forward to stop the import of invasive non-native animals when she introduced "The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2012" (S. 3606). Now that Congress has reconvened, the recently re-elected...

2012-09-26 10:21:35

Video: Lionfish sighting Non-native predators may impact Gulf ecosystems; endanger fishermen and divers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Footage shot by scientists with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies is the first documented video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8MHwZIBuxE&feature=youtu.be) confirmation that a new non-native marine predator may pose a threat to the ecology of the waters along the Texas coast. Lionfish,...

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2011-07-11 09:15:00

America get ready: a new delicacy may be coming to a table near you. That's right, environmentalists, consumer groups and scientists are seriously working up new solutions to control the ever rising populations of invasive aquatic species in America, and want people to step up their eating game and devour away the infestation.Among the top offenders is the lionfish. With its dark red and black stripes, spotted fins and venomous black spikes, it seems like it wouldn't make a nice meal choice....

2011-01-25 10:11:00

DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight's "Dan Rather Reports" presents an investigation into the invasion of lionfish in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean waters and how this spiny fish with a voracious appetite could spell disaster not only for delicate ocean eco-systems but also for the commercial fishing industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080324/HDNETLOGO) With their vibrant zebra stripes and needle sharp spines filled with venom, lionfish, look like...

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2010-12-30 12:10:00

Florida marine conservationists have come to the conclusion that the best way to put an end to the lionfish invasion in the state's waters is to eat them, according to a recent Reuters report. The REEF conservation organization released "The Lionfish Cookbook," which is a collection of 45 recipes, in order to counter an invasion of the fish in Florida waters. "It's absolutely good eating -- a delicacy. It's delicately flavored white meat, very buttery," Lad Akins, director of special...