Florida Needs a Lionfish King or Queen. It Could Be You.
2016-05-25 19:15:49 GMT
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"The conservation commission designed the challenge to up the ante of traditional lionfish removal and tournaments, in a way that’s similar to the state’s annual Python Challenge, which targets invasive Burmese pythons. Consideration for the crown of Lionfish King or Queen requires the removal of at least 50 lionfish, with photographic evidence. After 50, participants must drop off tails in sandwich bags at a number of statewide checkpoints. “Lionfish are best taken by spear and hand-held nets. They are rarely taken successfully on hook and line,” advises the commission, which means diving skills are essential to winning the contest."
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