Editorial: Protecting our reefs

POSTED: 03/17/14 6:43 PM

The Nature Foundation has not been idle in its fight to limit the damage caused to our reefs and fish stocks by the invasive and poisonous lionfish. The fight is an important one. The natural beauty of the Caribbean lies below as well as above sea level. Just because we don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there or isn’t valuable.

Legislation designed to protect sharks was long overdue. The plight of many of these apex predators in the world is often buy cheap valium from india ignored because of the creatures’ unjustified fearsome reputation. Every year millions of sharks are mercilessly killed for their fins. Protecting them is significant because they are our allies in keeping down invasive species like lionfish.

Having native sharks develop a taste for lionfish, combined with more and more community involvement in limiting their numbers, will hopefully have a positive impact over the long run.

Using technology, community effort, and the primordial instincts of sharks, perhaps the lionfish threat can be contained.

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