Lionfish - Conservation by Hunting.
Lionfish are an invasive species reaching epidemic levels in the Caribbean. They are native to the waters of the Indo-Pacific. As veracious predators, these fish are wiping out many cleaner species of the reef. They can also breed up to every 3-4 days - with mature females spawning up to 50 000 eggs, which is part of the reason the species has spread so widely and quickly in the Caribbean waters which has no predators to cull the species naturally. In the Bahamas we do our part in controlling the population, by using the correct techniques to catch and fillet them safely. We make sure that every Lionfish we catch is used for food, with marine conservation and sensitivity in mind.