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A Lionfish swims in a display tank in the aquarium on the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah on August 6, 2008. The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lionfish Ban Given Preliminary Approval In Florida

Underwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch but they’ve also caused ecological chaos in the waters off South Florida because they have no natural predators and they eat important indigenous fish. That’s why a new ban on imports of lionfish into Florida has won preliminary approval from the state’s wildlife commission.

CBS Miami–04/17/2014

The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Halting The Invasion Of The Lionfish

How are Florida wildlife officials going to stop the invasion of the lionfish?

10/22/2013

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Invasive Lionfish Problem Goes Deeper Than Diver’s Reach

Due to the fact that lionfish in the Atlantic don’t have predators, eat whatever fits in their mouths, and are naturally fast-breeders, wildlife officials have encouraged people to catch what they can, but recently a deep water expedition has raised concerns, revealing that the invasive species may be beyond a diver’s reasonable reach.

07/16/2013

A picture taken on September 29, 2010 shows a Red lionfish inside the aquarium of the Dubai Mall. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Officials Permanently Waive License Requirement For Lionfish Harvesting

A temporary rule that makes it easier to catch lionfish, the invasive fish that belongs in the Indian and Pacific oceans, will soon be permanent in Florida.

CBS Miami–06/12/2013

The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Officials Encourage Lionfish Harvests

State wildlife officials want to permanently change rules that will make it easier to catch lionfish in Florida waters.

CBS Miami–04/18/2013

A Lionfish swims in a display tank in the aquarium on the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah on August 6, 2008. The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Fishermen To Take Part In Lionfish Derby

Calling all South Florida fishermen who want to take part in an upcoming Lionfish Derby.

CBS4–09/04/2012

The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

FWC Ups The Ante On Lionfish

Underwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch.

CBS4–08/13/2012

The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Fishermen To Take Part In Lionfish Derby

Calling all South Florida fishermen who want to take part in an upcoming Lionfish Derby.

CBS4–04/09/2012

(Source: CBS4) A lionfish captured off the coast of Bimini.

The Lionfish: From Bait To Plate

In this week’s Aquatic Adventures, CBS4’s Jeff Berardelli goes on a lionfish hunt in Bimini where the invasive species is causing all kinds of problems.

CBS4–01/13/2012

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Menace-Causing Lionfish A Tasty Treat At Artist Opening

A South Florida artist is working to stop an invasive species from taking over our waterways. Gretching Scharnagl is encouraging people to take the lionfish out of the ocean and put it on a plate.

CBS4–11/18/2011

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