Monthly Archive: August 2012

The Invasion of the Lionfish

 

It is a song that has been played in our state time and time again.  An exotic pet or plant is brought across our borders and either intentionally or accidentally it is released into the environment and a problem ensues.  Ornamental plants for our yards that spread seeds, exotic reptiles that become to large …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2012/08/17/the-invasion-of-the-lionfish/

Reducing By-Catch in Crab Traps

 

Blue crab is one of the more popular seafood items along the northern Gulf coast; it’s certainly my favorite!  The traditional way of catching blue crab was using a simple line with meat attached to the end.  Traps made of metal and collapsing walls could be set on the bottom of the bay with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2012/08/10/reducing-by-catch-in-crab-traps/