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September 2, 2014 2:43 am  

...and then the authorities will come in and kill them. I would hate to see that.

Its already happened. DPNR killed off a few sharks around Cane Bay and a green Moray at Armageddon last year due to reports of "aggressive" behavior. That's exactly why I'm trying to get everyone to consider their vocabulary.
The easy way to fix this particular problem does not take a graduate degree in marine biology to figure out- don't shoot lion fish while there are sharks swimming around. They eat injured and dead fish. Its their job.
I feel like people have gone completely overboard with the lion fish hunting. They're here to stay. They are living and breeding hundreds of feet down where no one is hunting them. They're in the mangroves where no one is hunting them. At best, we are only keeping their populations slightly lower on recreational dive sites, so if there's a shark swimming around, maybe give the lion fish a (temporary) pass.


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September 2, 2014 4:39 pm  

If the lion fish are not hunted pretty soon the reefs will die! The reefs depend on the reef fish to keep them clean of the algae and if the lion fish continue to take over it will be bad. This is happening in the Bahamas now. Some ares only have BIG fish or lion fish.


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September 2, 2014 9:34 pm  

That is not news to anyone.
All the lionfish being killed on the reefs are just drops in the ocean.
The best we can hope for is to provide some tiny bit of sanctuary for the reef fish. The real fish nurseries, the mangroves, are full of lion fish already and no one is hunting them there.
If you are so obsessive about shooting lion fish, even while sharks are swimming around, you may eventually be mistakenly bitten and when that hits the newspapers all hell will break loose for the sharks. And it will be your own fault.
Please reconsider hunting amongst sharks.


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September 4, 2014 6:54 am  

I posted earlier that when the sharks are around I don't hunt


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