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I found this at the NOAA website, and thought y'all might find it worthwhile. Check out the link to read more of what the recommendations are if you get "envenomated" or get one on your line.

NCCOS: Educational Materials: Lionfish

"Lionfish, now found in high numbers along the Atlantic coast, are relatively new invaders. Native to the Indo–Pacific, Lionfish are venomous predatory fish with few, if any, enemies. Their beauty makes them very popular in the aquarium trade, and introduction was likely due to release from private aquaria. Lionfish have venomous spines that can potentially harm humans if envenomated (stung)."
 

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Thanks for the info Thobela. They are beautiful, while underwater. We use to see lots of them diving in the pacific. Haven't caught one here but I have heard of a few others catching one. It's on my list of "cut loose", ain't coming on my boat. It has 13 spines to poke you with.
 

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That's where a CO2 bb pistol comes in handy. *POP* one less invasive fish!!
 
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