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Workshops Teach Divers to Hunt Invasive Lionfish

Here’s something you don’t see every day: divers and marine conservationists hunting one of the world’s most beautiful fishes. As unlikely as this may seem, this scene is becoming more prevalent since the introduction of exotic lionfish in the Gulf States. Lionfish are an invasive species from the Indo Pacific that were introduced into Atlantic…

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Islamorada Dive Center Owner Eric Billips Killed Thousands of Lionfish

Written by Molly Solana on 17 Feb 2015 Six years ago, Eric Billips, the owner of the Islamorada Dive Center in the Florida Keys, speared his initial lionfish. Since then, thousands of the invasive, venomous predators have been killed by him. He has taken life of many invasive, venomous predators as numbers of them exploded…