[Coral-List] Lion fish question

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 23 08:03:34 EDT 2013


   It appears that there is still a lot we have to learn about the lionfish
   question as the paper you referenced reflects.

   This paper {PJ Mumby et al 2011}  is also worthy of consideration.

   Grouper    as    a    Natural   Biocontrol   of   Invasive   Lionfish.

   It does not dismiss direct capture as a pragmatic means of control, but it
   does present other options that could be viable if we ever become capable of
   envisioning, developing and implementing a truly comprehensive coral reef
   recovery strategy that includes reversing the trend of over-fishing of
   large-bodied grouper.



   "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we
   created them." Albert Einstein

   -----Original Message-----
   >From: "Glazer, Bob"
   >Sent: Apr 22, 2013 2:06 PM
   >To: "coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov"
   >Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Lion fish question
   >Not being a lionfish expert, I found the paper by Terry Donaldson, Why Are
   Lionfishes (Pterois, Scorpaenidae) So Rare In Their Native Ranges? presented
   at the 63rd GCFI and available here
   (http://procs.gcfi.org/pdf/GCFI_63-69..pdf) to be both informative and
   enlightening. I think some of the questions that have gone round and round
   may be addressed in this pub.
   >Robert Glazer
   >Associate Research Scientist
   >Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
   >Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
   >2796 Overseas Highway, Ste. 119
   >Marathon, FL 33050 USA
   >bob.glazer at myfwc.com
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   1. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0021510

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