Lionfish culling milestone – 10,000 lionfish killed

After seeing our first lionfish here on the East End of Grand Cayman in September 2009, I caught lionfish number 10,000 on the 30th July 2017. TEN THOUSAND!. So I have caught about 3.5 lionfish every single day since September 2009, all the way up to the 30th July 2017. I cull the lionfish at work with Tortuga Divers and on my days off using my own small 17 foot Logic fishing boat. Having a … Continue reading

How long can lionfish live

Well it has got to be said “When I’m around NOT very long, HA HA”. Here on Grand Cayman where I live we have a UNIQUE opportunity to control lionfish. We will never be able to eradicate them completely but we can, and are, controlling their numbers. Grand Cayman is only 22 miles long by about 4 miles wide and most importantly it has a very small coastal shelf. This is a view of part … Continue reading

Local intervention is critical in culling lionfish

It is absolutely critical that in an area that has been invaded by lionfish that action is taken. As a dive site or area is cleared one day the process of lionfish re-colonizing that area starts straight away. The larvae drift along in ocean currents from remote and unmanaged habitats looking for a nice shallow reef area to set up home. Here on Grand Cayman lots of people do take action to try to control … Continue reading