Lionfish Traps Being Tested to Control Their Infestation

Scientists are looking at different kinds of traps to control the lionfish invasion rather than just shooting them individually with spearguns. Currently they are looking at two kinds of traps. One is a lobster trap with a smaller entry that legal lobsters will not fit thru and another is using a vertical sheet of lattice as a lure.

Read about Testing the efficacy of lionfish traps in the northern Gulf of Mexico in PLoS ONE Harris HE, Fogg AQ, Gittings SR, Ahrens RNM, Allen MS, Patterson III WF (2020)

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