Hey Bill, thanks for posting this. Interesting ecological problem, and awesome that spearos get some credit for being part of the solution.
On this note,
Are there any FL guys that would be willing to share some info with me about getting some lion fish? Maybe even take me out? I'd be happy to cover expenses etc... I'll be in FL next week. Long story, I'm happy to share more via PM or email/phone call... But I am working on a project regarding invasive species. We are currently focusing on Pythons in the Everglades, but I'd love to include lion fish in this first phase of the project if I could.
Any info/help would be appreciated.
PS. as an intro to the FL section, I am a SoCal freediver/spearo. Been diving for about 5yrs. Been fortunate enough to hook in with a great crew out here and learn far more than I ever could have without them. Happy to take out out of town visitors from the board, when I can. There's probably a couple guys here who can vouch for my high level of kook-ness.
Thanks, and I hope someone is willing to help out.