[Coral-List] REPLY FOR Jose in Colombia, LIONFISH info.
katherine.cure at gmail.com
Wed May 27 20:55:57 EDT 2009
I misplaced your email to write back directly, so I am doing it via
Yes, lionfish are certainly moving quickly and they are here to stay.
Many initiatives are being undertaken, not precisely to remove them
but rather to control their population numbers, mainly through
education of the population
on how to capture and consume them. I haven't really tried them
myself, but apparently they
are very yummy!
It is very sad to know they are in Santa Marta, where my first diving
as young girl
happened. Perhaps you can come up with some strategies yourself and
help change the popular
saying, "del mar el mero y de la tierra el carnero" for something like
"prueba la carne del leon que te da fuerza como el tiburon".
If you can send me your email I can attach some information on capture and
cooking for you. You
should also read my
article in El Heraldo, the local newspaper in Barranquilla.
Let me know if you need anything else,
Field Coordinator/Coral Reef Researcher
Blackbird Caye, Belize
T: (501) 220-4256
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