Altantic-Invasive speci- Lion Fish..

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Altantic-Invasive speci- Lion Fish..

Post by kona-ulua-style » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:08 am

Just read this article: The Lion fish the largest growing invasive species in the Altantic Ocean....

The Lion fish has 18 venomous spines, fast reproducing fish, aggressive eater and consume everything and anything...sound familiar to the Roi..?

Gorging so much that their liver is getting a diaease, and can wipe up 90% of an area...

No known preditors and NOT native to Altantic Sea's..

Cause is to be humans releasing into the Altantic oceans... the DNA can be trace back to 6-or 8 Lionfish females....

They do not run away when they see divers/ humans...in Bermuda, they are not allow to use spear guns for fishing, only hand spears with the rubbers..

Because the native species are not familiar with the Lion fishes, they (native species) becomes easy prey to the Lion fishes...

All along the Altantic coast, many local governments are encouraging restaurant's to serve the Lion fish for meals... to create a demand and reduce the populations of the Lion fishes..

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Note: The Roi is a very good tasting fish, a part of the sea bass family, nice tender, white meat, better tasting then any Kumu...
Too bad the ciquatura is a problem today...

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Re: Altantic-Invasive speci- Lion Fish..

Post by deepkona » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:41 am

Howzit kona-ulua,
Just this past week, I saw a TV show on this same subject...not sure which station(National Geographic...?)

That Lion Fish is a HUGE problem. Where ever it calls home, the surrounding area is depleted of ALL other fishes. I think from what I saw on the show, it is worse than the Roi....A very bad situation if it ever gets into the Hawaiian waters for sure...!!!
Like your article depicts, restaurants are encouraged to serve it on their menu's to assist in the control factor of this invasive species. It is supposed to be very good table fare but special techniques are used to prepare this fish due to the toxins that it contains.
Don't we already offer this as an aquarium choice in the islands...? Not sure but I'm sure the Waikiki Aquarium has them.
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Re: Altantic-Invasive speci- Lion Fish..

Post by kona-ulua-style » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:39 pm

deepkona, The green lion fish is a native lion fish to Hawaii, and the lion fishes are in all parts of the world, ( several kinds of lion fishes) too..

Just that an invasive species, can take over, because it is not natural to new areas, like the Altantic coastlines....and since no natural enemies it has taken over many places...

The lion fishes here in Hawaii, thru time, has learn to live with other species, checks and balances..

Not sure of the history of Hawaii lion fishes...but they have been here for a very long time...

We wouldn't be surprise if those in Florida areas came from Hawaii.

Many aquarium.s on the Big Island , you will find the Lion fishes..very popular salt water aquarium fishes too..

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