8/7/08

Lionfish sting treatment

If a lionfish or scorpionfish ever stings you, the very first thing to do is immerse the wound site in hot, non-scalding water (110-113°F) for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the pain subsides. According to Michaels (1998), applying rapid heat using a hair dryer will also work. The key point is heat; lionfish venom contains many heat labile proteins, and heat will denature these venom proteins, preventing them from spreading in the bloodstream and decreasing the severity of their effects. Do not use boiling hot water; the burn resulting from boiling water will often be worse than the lionfish sting. The most frequent symptoms of a lionfish sting are pain and swelling. However, a few people may have an allergic reaction to lionfish venom and should be cautious if the pain and swelling get worse over a few hours. This article found at http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-11/fm/feature/index.php . Thank you Amanda in Current for this article.

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THE LIONFISH CONTROL PROJECT





MEETINGS, AWARDS & PRIZES



There is one objective for this Control Project – to eliminate as many Lion Fish as possible, whilst educating fisherman on how to sensibly handle, clean and cook these delicious fish.



Captains Meeting



A Captains Meeting will take place at Green Parrott, East Bay Street at 6pm on Thursday the 16th of July.



At the meeting the Rules will be read out and Alexander Maillis will demonstrate the proper handling and cleaning of Lion Fish.



Additionally goodie bags will be distributed to those fishermen donating $50 to the Bahamas National Trust.



Fish Count



The Fish Count will take place at Green Parrott, East Bay Street at 3pm on Saturday the 18th of July.



Whilst the object is not to give a large number of prizes there will be the following prizes awarded at the Fish Count.



LION FISH WILL ONLY BE COUNTED IF THERE SPINES ARE REMOVED



Awards



Overall Controller - There is one main award and it goes to the fishing team with the most Lion Fish:



A Trophy, together with a $500 cash prize donated by King & Co.



Largest Lion Fish – (with Spines Removed) – measured by weight (lbs and ounces). Only one per boat weighed.



A Trophy, together with a $500 gift certificate donated by Lightbourne Marine



Smallest Lion Fish – (with Spines Removed) – measured by weight (lbs and ounces). Must be speared. Only one per boat weighed.



A Trophy, together with a $500 cash prize donated by Harbourside Marine.