Spearfishing on the reef!

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Chris Runciman
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Spearfishing on the reef!

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The other day a visitor shot a good size Parrotfish in Castara! PLEASE do not do this !
Parrotfish clean the reef , therefore more fish to see when snorkelling !
Shoot as many Lionfish as you can, they taste great anf they are a highly invasive fish which is destroying our fish stocks as they have no natural enemies!
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Lionfish are such good eating. We take and distribute them regularly but just cant seem to persuade people that they are a food source. Down this end they seem to have learned that they are now on the food chain - we're seeing them further out and deeper now.

Some local species have however cottoned on to them as prey - there is video on youtube, believed to be the first recorded example, from further up the islands of a grouper slowly but surely "de-spining" one and eventually swallowing it whole. There is more footage of other endemic species being "trained" to take them but we really ned them to start appearing on menus for a difference to be made.
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Re: Spearfishing on the reef!

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Sharon at the Boathouse has them regularly on the menu !
We get them when we see them brought in, there are 4 fillets in the freezer….the rest we ate !
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