They have a permit, according to Tropical Focus' Bob Schlesinger, a Rotary Club member who passed along word of the display exhibit.
The Park store provides free markers in the store for people to leave if/when they find the fish while snorkeling. This will help too. Schlesinger says there are plans to get identification kits to dive shops on the island as well as in the welcome baskets of rental villas.
Now, here's a shocker – or at least The Inquiring Iguana was surprised when he found this! Petco sells lionfish! Prices begin at $15 for the Dwarf Zebra Lionfish and go up to $88 for a Black Voltan.
- Wikipedia on Lionfish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionfish