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Save reefs: Dine on invasive lionfish

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WEST PALM BEACH(WFLX) - If you enjoy seafood, you may want to try lionfish. Conservationists are urging people to dine on the invasive species because they are attacking reefs.

The number of lionfish have been increasing this summer and they are rapidly consuming small fish on coral reefs.

To fight the invasive species, environmental leaders are launching an 'Eat the Lionfish' campaign.

They hope that if they increase people's appetite for the fish and keep them from damaging the reefs.

The general manager at Guanabannas says he's ready to put it on the menu if his divers can bring it in. "I'm more than willing to slice and dice it as long as we can do it with no one getting hurt," said Manager Jon Sullivan.

For more information on Eat it to Beat it Campaign, click here.

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