Originally Posted by Arclight
I will kill on sight. We must stop the envasion and the envenomation.
Good to kill them, and if you are in the Bahamas and Caribbean
you will have plenty opportunities to spend hours in the water doing so, but it is much, much too late for snorklers/spearfishers to have any real impact on the invasion or continued growth of the population.
They are well-established in deep water reefs as well as shallow ones - calm reefs as well as violent ones - and we have seen them in numbers all through the Bahamas, PR, VI's, Leewards, Windwards, Venezuela
, and ABC's. We haven't been on the reefs in Columbia
, but expect to see them here also.
There are far too many good habitats that are well outside the environmental ranges any people can reasonably access to believe they can be controlled through hunting.
For killing ones on reefs, I just remove the spear tip from my pole spear and start punching holes in them. You can kill a lot this way and don't have to worry about getting the fish off the spear. Punch - pull - punch - pull...etc... If you are inclined to go through the bother of cleaning them for eating, you can go back and collect the bodies.