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Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management

New guide for lionfish control and management edited by James A. Morris Jr.  is available at or click Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management

August 14, 2012
FWC increases lionfish harvest opportunities, asks public to help

For immediate release: August 13, 2012 Contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-494 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced changes to the lionfish harvest at a media event today in Coral Gables. Harvesting invasive lionfish no longer will require a fishing license when using certain gear, and there is no recreational or commercial bag limit. […]

April 27, 2012
Rise In Asian Tiger Shrimp Sightings Prompts Scientific Look At Invasion Concerns

by News Service – April 26, 2012 19:11 EST SILVER SPRING, Maryland — The recent rise in sightings of non-native Asian tiger shrimp off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts has government scientists working to determine the cause of the increase and the possible consequences for native fish and seafood in those […]

February 27, 2012
Diver spots dreaded lionfish in Tobago reef

By Kim Boodram Story Updated: Feb 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM ECT The dreaded lionfish, a tropical water predator, has been spotted in Tobago. The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) has received a report of a sighting in Flying Reef, bringing to reality months of concern of a possible invasion, which could devastate Tobago’s coral […]

December 15, 2011
Lions And Tigers: Too Much For The Gulf Of Mexico To Bear? Like ‘Europeans Bringing Smallpox To The New World’

by News Service – December 14, 2011 12:49 EST COLLEGE STATION, Texas — There’s an unseen foreign invasion going on in the Gulf of Mexico. Its stealth and speed is matched only in the uncertainty it has created among scientists and the people who make their livings from the Gulf’s waters. Lionfish and black […]

December 1, 2011
Tropical fish from Pacific show up off South Florida coast

By David Fleshler. 2:40 p.m. EST, November 30, 2011 Could one of these species be the next lionfish? Three non-native tropical fish have reappeared off the southeast Florida coast, years after they had last been seen, according to a news release from the U.S. Geological Survey. A yellow tang, a native of the northwest […]