Published On: Fri, Jan 30th, 2015

Lionfish: The ocean invaders (video)

LionfishWILLEMSTAD – We wanted to share with you this video about the lionfish, which has become a major problem in the Atlantic region, including the Caribbean.

It's believed aquarium owners first dumped lionfish off the coast of Florida in the mid-1980s. Since then, the fish have spawned at a rate that would make rabbits blush. Lionfish are now devouring reef fish from North Carolina across the Caribbean. Curaçao has also seen its fair share of the problem.

Curaçao is fighting back, training divers to hunt the predatory creature. These divers are also making some extra cash because this fish has become a delight in various restaurants on the island. It’s safe to say that you have to try it.

Hey, just like they say in the video, “If you can’t beat them… eat them!”

Special thanks to Bryan Horne for the link.

Click here for the CBC report on the lionfish.

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