Lionfish are tearing up the marine ecosystem in the Atlantic off Florida because they are an invasive species -- that is one imported from someplace far away. These uninvited guests usually run roughshod over their new home without a predator in sight. Think Zebra Mussels or Kudzu or the Rapa Whelk.
But ah, the human predator. "It's absolutely good eating -- a delicacy. It's delicately flavored white meat, very buttery," Lad Akins, director of special projects for Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), told Reuters. He authored the cookbook along with a professional chef, Tricia Ferguson.
This may be one fish that would be good to overfish. Can I really be saying that...?
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