Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters

| 14/08/2008

(AP): A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean’s warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region. The red lionfish is a tropical native of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Got to article (Photo: Lion Fish at Baracuda Bite, Little Cayman, by Jason Belport)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Lion fish can only be caught with live bait so it’s not likely that line fishermen can control them.  What is needed is for DOE to get their head out of their *** and allow hawaiian slings to be used without hiding behind the the hidden "ban" of it’s "speargun licencing".  DOE’s not so hidden agenda to ride the Cayman Islands of spearguns and pole spears is accually getting in the way of a REAL problem, the lion fish.