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January 23, 2014
War on lionfish shows first promise of success

01/22/2014. Ocean State University MEDIA CONTACT: David Stauth, 541-737-0787 SOURCE: Stephanie Green, 541-908-3839 CORVALLIS, Ore. – 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 […]

October 17, 2013
New release: International partners launch plan to tackle invasive lionfish

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), through its Regional Lionfish Committee, is urging Caribbean countries to adopt a regional roadmap to control the invasive lionfish. Regional Lionfish Committee co-chair and lead author Ricardo Gomez Lozano said a Regional Strategy for the Control of Invasive Lionfish in the Wider Caribbean had been developed to help control […]

December 14, 2012
To Save a Coral Reef Enabler

Luiz Rocha, December 12, 2012, Luiz Rocha, the curator of ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences, writes from Belize, where he conducts research on one of the world’s most endangered fish. There’s a lion on the loose, and it’s hunting endangered prey. I’m on my way to Belize to see what I can […]

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. […]

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 […]