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    The 9mm Glock Fishing Expidition

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lG-snJZIV8

    It's fighting a losing battle, but what a way to combat an invasive species and have a little fun at the same time.
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    First Skynet came for the lionfish H/T Prof. Eugene Volokh @ Volokh Conspiracy

    Okay, the post title was just the obvious joke; sounds like a good idea — and maybe a delicious idea. “The best way to eliminate a species is if humans eat it,” says Robots in Service of the Environment Executive Director John Rizzi. On the other hand, wait! RISE?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-the-lionfish/

    Unfortunately reef top predators concentrate the dinoflagellates and their ciguatera toxin. The FDA limit on ciguatoxin is 0.1 ppb, it is not denatured by normal cooking and there is no rapid test.

    Annals of Emergency Medicine, "Red Lionfish and Ciguatoxin",
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.05.022

    http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S...515-X/fulltext

    Normally I would advocate eating an invasive species into extinction outside of its natural range.
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    The linked video states that its good eating and shows the harvested fish collected, cooked and on the table. Sure your numbers are good or does the cooking heat break down the toxin you reference?

    Also, is the projectile the fatal part or is it concussive impact from the blast and expanding gasses? Seems the pipe added would indicate its the concussion.

    Whichever way, it does looka kinda fun addition to scuba-ing.

    Nemo

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    2014 article on Phys.org

    "No one is debating that lionfish could be ciguatoxic," says Wilcox. "But there's no reason to think they're any more ciguatoxic that groupers or other smaller predators in an area. If they're popping positive more often than species with the same diet, that indicates there's something fishy going on."
    Wilcox hopes that the research will urge researchers to carefully examine their testing protocols to ensure that the proteins she discovered in lionfish tissues don't lead to unwarranted fear of lionfish consumption. "The first, easy step is to cook or boil lionfish samples prior to ciguatoxin testing. Heat degrades the venom proteins, ensuring they don't cause any problems."
    Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.
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    Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.
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