The 5 Best Ideas For Stopping the Lionfish Invasion
May 17, 2017
Thirty years after their accidental introduction, the venomous lionfish has conquered the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico wreaking havoc on ecosystems up and down the coast. Unlike in its native Pacific habitats, there are few natural predators here to keep this invasive species in check. So the lionfish has expanded voraciously, gobbling up other reef fish and mollusks and attacking commercially important species like grouper and snapper.
Here are the 5 best ideas for stopping the invasive lionfish.
Hunt Them! Divers Needed
Eat Them! They taste like chicken
Train Sharks to Eat Them! Yes this is a real thing
Stop Importing Them! Ban lionfish as aquarium imports
Smartphone App! Divers report sightings
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