Happy birthday Tatiana!
HAHAH thank u!!
Hurricane Andrew in 1992
Is there fear, in creating a market for lionfish, of furthering damaging the ecosystem through bycatch or unsustainable fishing methods (that damage the reefs, etc.)?
I was wondering about how you distributed the lionfish handbook/atlas. Would you happen to know if it has been effective?
Oh wow—thank you!
Thank you! Anecdotal good news is still good news!
that’s so morbid hahaha
The groupers would follow me on my dives if I had my spear with me. The adult groupers would eat juvenile lionfish that I had killed-one time straight off of my spear.
How do fishermen ensure that the lionfish that they have caught are not contaminated with Ciguatoxic fish poisoning? Are there regulations put in place to ensure regular testing and the release of testing results?
I theorize that groupers wont touch them if they're living.
Joel Lerner (he/him)
Would the limit not just be the population size?
In Florida, there’s a sort of contest for fishers to catch the most lion fish during a set timeframe, with prizes associated with certain thresholds caught. I know we’ve been talking about the fisher and consumers role with regulating lionfish populations, but do you think that multiple approaches would prove to be more effective?
Since aquariums may have been a source of lionfish invasion, have any commercial aquariums worked toward controlling lionfish populations?
Thank you so much Dr. Yandle!
If the consumption of lionfish really flourishes in the U.S Virgin Islands, how long do you think it would it take for it to be considered a traditional/staple food source in the U.S Virgin Islands?
cool! thank you
How do you think policy will change most in the next few years?
Carrie Keogh (she/her/hers)
Thanks for a great seminar and Q&A!
Thank you for a great lecture!
Thank you, Dr. Yandle!