lionfish

News on the Lionfish

Interested in removing lionfish from Florida waters? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission would like you to participate in the 2016 Lionfish Challenge or the Panhandle Pilot Program reward programs. Since the kick-off on May 14, 29 divers have entered 4,338 lionfish in the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards those who remove 50 or [...]

From Frank DiVito, Whole Foods Market For fish 3 pounds lionfish fillets For cilantro sauce 1 pint expeller-pressed canola oil 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice 4 ounces roasted garlic 1 ounce minced garlic 4 bunches fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 1 tablespoon kosher salt Combine sauce ingredients until well [...]

Scientists are worried about how quickly the lionfish have colonized and spread over such a large area. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has taken several regulatory steps to promote lionfish harvests including designating the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year to be Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day. Invasive species like the lionfish [...]

Scientists are worried about how quickly the lionfish have colonized and spread over such a large area. Invasive species like the lionfish cost the U.S. billions of dollars per year in damages, losses and measures to control them. Their native range is the South Pacific and the Indian Oceans.  The first lionfish was reported in South Florida waters in [...]