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Old 05-22-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Lionfish Trap

It'll be interesting to see if this works and if lionfish wise up to it. I would also be interested in using lionfish decoys with pheromones to attract females because on of the proven ways to control polygamous species is to skew the sex ratio.

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Old 05-22-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Lionfish Trap

I bet it would work, if put a male fish in the trap I bet you can have success
they do the same with atlantic black seabass
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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Re: Lionfish Trap

This is a great idea! How long will it take for FW to sell tags/permiits to own and deploy one??????
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
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Re: Lionfish Trap

I've been hitting the lions pretty hard and am getting tired of eating them. What if FWC allowed us non commercial guys to sell lionfish to restaurants without getting a Saltwater Products license? Would making a little money on the side while diving motivate you to shoot and sell lions?
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:48 AM   #5
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Re: Lionfish Trap

That spl is only $50 , you don't need the rs endorsement.

I believe square grouper serves them , so they might be a contact for you.

Personally I stick them and release them 99 % of the time. Only if they are big do I bother to take them back to the boat. I try to kill everyone I see.

Fortunately this year I'm seeing less than previous years. (in shallow water )
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That spl is only $50 , you don't need the rs endorsement.

I believe square grouper serves them , so they might be a contact for you.

Personally I stick them and release them 99 % of the time. Only if they are big do I bother to take them back to the boat. I try to kill everyone I see.

Fortunately this year I'm seeing less than previous years. (in shallow water )
Ive been seeing them sporadically myself. Had the opportunity to sell them to a restaurant direct last year for 5 a pound whole, went out loaded for bear and had a hell of a time trying to find any.

I have been getting quite a few huge ones here and there though.
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I've been hitting the lions pretty hard and am getting tired of eating them. What if FWC allowed us non commercial guys to sell lionfish to restaurants without getting a Saltwater Products license? Would making a little money on the side while diving motivate you to shoot and sell lions?
this is a great idea....
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:52 AM   #8
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Ive been seeing them sporadically myself. Had the opportunity to sell them to a restaurant direct last year for 5 a pound whole, went out loaded for bear and had a hell of a time trying to find any.

I have been getting quite a few huge ones here and there though.
I dont see enough where I dive to consider this, but yes. Sushi houses buy more LF then you wanna know about
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