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New Cabins at Meaher State Park Overlook Scenic Ducker Bay

Forever Wild Board Meets in Gulf Shores on November 7

Spearfishers Cash in on Lionfish Money

The red lionfish population off the Alabama Gulf Coast is a little smaller now that the second of two spearfishing tournaments finished a two-week run, with the final weigh-in last weekend at Tacky Jack’s in Orange Beach. An invasive species from the Indo-Pacific, lionfish have spread throughout Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic waters. Lionfish compete with native reef fish for food resources, and holding spearfishing tournaments is one way to mitigate the invasion. In 2019, the Coastal Conservation Association of Alabama and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians served as sponsors…