[Coral-List] Exotic vs. Invasive

Lad Akins Lad at reef.org
Wed Feb 20 09:29:19 EST 2013

HI Mike,


Take a look at the newly released Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and
Management available as part of the GCFI’s new publication series. It has
great background info and best practices examples from around the region for
control and management considerations.


It’s available as an e-book, pdf or in mobile format from the GCFI at
http://gcfi.org/index.php (see bottom right of the page)


All the best,





Lad Akins

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Dr. Szmant....


We have e-mailed a few times over the years and I am far from being any kind
of a Marine Expert like you or the bulk of this list. I was under the
impression that Lionfish were quite predatory and having a big impact on
Tropical Fish Populations in the Caribbean?


I read articles like this:


So, somebody on the list please clarify this for me. Actually, I see that
their range is spreading. If they are truly invasive/exotic....I could
probably find this somewhere, how did they get into the Caribbean in the
first place? Has to be some kind of Human's are responsible kind of issue?


Yes, no doubt they are gorgeous Animals to look at.


Thanks for any clarification.


Mike Nolan




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