they can to us. We are essentially trying to create
“We sell the Atlantic lionfish for $19.99 to
encourage sales,” says Hughes. “That’s $10.00
less than our least expensive Pacific lionfish.
We hope that hobbyists will embrace these ef-
forts and choose Atlantic lionfish for their tanks.
(Our experience is that they are identical to their
Pacific counterparts). It’s not THE solution, but
it creates a market for the collectors that would
not ordinarily have existed, and as we all know,
the more we can get out of the water the better.”
Bill Backus of A&M Aquatics, a marinelife
wholesaler in Lansing, Michigan, says he was
impressed with the health and vigor of Pterois li-
onfish he speared in the Bahamas on a dive trip
with author Matthew Wittenrich, reported on in
CORAL in 2009 (Vol. 6, No. 5, Lionfish in the At-
lantic). “At that point, we were told it was illegal
to possess these fish on a boat, but we have had
them in stock weekly for the past few months.
They are collected more as a by-catch when col-
lecting other reef fish. We are not currently dif-
ferentiating between Caribbean Basin or Indo-
Pacific. The fish collected from the Caribbean
are probably better suited for the aquarium trade
than the imports from the South Pacific. The
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