[Coral-List] Lion fish question

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Mon Apr 22 08:11:00 EDT 2013

The reason is that spearfishing a lionfish doesn't interfeer with our business as usual habits, for some is actually even fun. And we love to blame it on someoneelse.
Giving up on our steak and our car takes a little bit more effort and it starts getting maybe too "personal". 
I think whoever is out there "managing" lionfishes should have a license stating "I already fully managed myself". 
Shouldn't be too difficult for someone so committed to the health of the reefs.


 From: Steve Mussman <sealab at earthlink.net>
To: "coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov" <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> 
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 3:37 PM
Subject: [Coral-List] Lion fish question

   Thanks to all who replied to the lion fish question both on and off list.
   The information provided proved to be interesting and thought provoking. I
   never  doubted the fact that this invasive species is problematic, but
   concerns remain relating to several key points..

   As one respondent put it, could we be guilty of attributing causation (of
   a broader problem) to a temporal correlation? Is the proliferation of this
   invasion being enhanced and exacerbated by preconditions that we prefer to
   treat with comparative indifference? Why is it that we are reacting so
   aggressively to this scourge on our reefs while continuing to ignore what
   the ICRS has identified as undeniably a greater threat?  Are the reactions
   that are unfolding in any way solutional?

   These are the questions that continue to reverberate with me.


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