Order the Lionfish, Save the Environment

Photo Credit: Miami Herald

Photo Credit: Miami Herald

South Florida, particularly the tropical Miami area, is full of foreign species that have little to no natural predators and wreak havoc on the existing ecosystem, one of which being the Lion Fish. Since first being introduced in the 1980's, the Lionfish has preyed on local reef-dwelling fish. In fact, the State Wildlife officials will be banning the importation and sale of Lionfish, effective next month. 

But that's only as pets. Selling cooked Lionfish is a totally different story. Restaurants in the Miami area have begun selling the delicacy, which tastes a bit like hogfish or grouper. Saving the environment while enjoying a delicious meal? Sounds like a win-win to us! Read More