Friday, August 28, 2009

Fishermen create a contest to elliminate Lionfish invasion

This summer

Fishermen created an inventive way to solve a difficult problem.
Lionfish were spun out to seas during Hurricane Katrina.
They have en innate ability to procreate very rapidly and they eat all other species
of fish. The other fish cannot compete.There were so many Lionfish that
local fishermen and women got together . Fishermen were encourages to catch as many
lionfish as they could in a certain time of the contest. The person with he most fish would win $2,000.00.
Thousands of lionfish were captured.
Now there is hope that the balance of nature will be restored among the fish populations.
What do you think about this?


garnett109 said...

I'll have to look up lionfish now

Lynne said...

The sea is a big place and I just wonder how successful their attempt is to downsize the population. Who can tell, only time will tell.

Celeste Maia said...

I think the contest would have to be sustained for a longer period in order to actually elliminate the Lionfish invasion. And even so, I doulbt they would succeed. Only time will tell if the effort worked.

Rowe said...

Hi Natalie, thanks for visiting while I was away. I've never heard of Lionfish, but I wonder does nature right itself over time or does it need the intervention of mankind to right it's 'wrongs'. We have not yet found a way to prevent floods, earthquakes and hurricanes. Is this nature's way of culling the earth, as someone once suggested to me, though not sure if I agree with that either. I guess if the fish are being an out of control nuisance, like cockroaches, they probably need to be destroyed. Are these fish edible?