Julie Philbert

Julie Philbert holding tray of lionfish

Title: Lionfish Slayer

Association, Company, Affiliations: Salty Locs Adventures, SSI certified Divemaster

Location: Sunrise, Florida & St. Thomas, USVI

Your favorite quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Your message or mission statement: No matter what the dive, if there is a possibility of running into a lionfish always be prepared!

Your latest endeavors and where they take place: My latest endeavors include educating the masses about lionfish through entertaining social media content. I am working to expose the general public to the invasive nature of lionfish and provide information to divers interested in assisting with eradication efforts. Driving up demand for this highly sustainable species can assist in greatly reducing their numbers in non-native waters and in turn help save the reef. Most of my diving is done in South Florida and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

What efforts are you most proud of? I am most proud of my daily dive efforts. No matter the initial purpose of my dive, I’m sure to always be prepared/equipped to remove any ocean debris and lionfish that I stumble upon. We must be the change that we want to see.

Anything else you’d like us to know? Lionfish is delicious and one of the most versatile ocean fish to have in the kitchen. Join me on social media for more lionfish content. YouTube: @SaltyLocs IG: SaltyLocsAdventures

Julie Philbert holding a lionfish
Julie Philbert holding a lionfish
Julie Philbert holding a lionfish
Julie Philbert holding lionfish spear

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