Off the reef and on the menu: fishers in the Caribbean wage war on the invasive lionfish
In Venezuela, tourists and fishing communities are being encouraged to catch and eat the lionfish before it wipes out other species
The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back
Those waging the war against this devastating wave of the venomous species have taken on an ‘eat ‘em to beat ‘em’ approach.
Miami Restaurants Dishing Out A Solution To The Lionfish Invasion
Lionfish have been devastating Florida’s aquatic ecosystem as uninterrupted predators of native species. But now Miami chefs are turning the tables, putting these invasive fish on their menus.
Florida chefs turn lionfish from foe to dinner favorite
Local chefs are working to turn this predator into a delicacy, serving it up in restaurants across the state.
Eat The Enemy: 3 Ways To Cook Lionfish, The New King Of The Underwater Jungle
This story is part of “Eat The Enemy,” a HuffPost series on edible invasive species, non-native plants and animals you can help contain from the comfort of your dinner table.
“Eat the Enemy”and Enjoy Lionfish This Summer
Anchored down in the middle of glass-like, sky blue waters off the coast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, I was finishing up a leftover bite of conch salad as Tricia Ferguson, author of The Lionfish Cookbook, slipped on a wetsuit and prepared for a hunt.
LOCAL CATCH: Trapping and Tasting an Invader
Faced with a lionfish invasion, some researchers, divers and restaurant owners from Carteret County decided to fight — and bite — back.
Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em
Divers hunt them, conservation organizations host fishing competitions, and lobster fishermen trap them. But we can all help lessen their impact by eating them!