Eat a Lionfish, Save a Reef – Markets and Menus to the Rescue

La Paz Group

photo credit: Reef.org photo credit: Reef.org

At the risk of back-patting and preaching to the converted, it’s heartening to connect with others in the world community calling attention to and making efforts toward education and action against invasive species.

We thank the contributors of Conserve Fewell for introducing themselves to us!

As many of you who follow this blog know, invasive species can have devastating impacts on local economies and wipe out endemic wildlife populations.  Scott Cameron a frequent blogger here at ConserveFewell has established a new coalition devoted to reducing the risks and economic costs from invasive species, RRISC.

The lionfish is one of those perfectkillers, introduced by aquarium enthusiasts into places it doesn’t belong and wreaking havoc on native fish populations and decimating reefs.

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