FIGHT LIKE A LION
Divers are bringing up invasive lionfish by the ton — the rest is up to you
Attempts to address the lionfish invasion — now encroaching as far as South America — by “teaching” predators to consume them have ranged from misguided to dangerous. But there is an underwater animal making a difference: divers. Through removal events like REEF’S 2018 Lionfish Derby Series presented by Whole Foods Market — with seven derbies across Florida, including June 8-10 in Miami — divers are helping to hold the line and generating demand for the tasty white flesh, which in turn drives commercial incentive to remove the fish and offer it to consumers. Find derbies, recipes and more at reef.org/ lionfish.