Save reefs: Dine on invasive lionfish - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Save reefs: Dine on invasive lionfish

Posted by Sheli Muniz email

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.

Copyright 2010 WFLX. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.