FIGHT LIKE A LION

Divers are bring­ing up in­va­sive li­on­fish by the ton — the rest is up to you

Scuba Diving - - Ascend -

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.

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