REEF and Divers Direct Host Workshops on Lionfish Invasion
Since 2001, two species of lionfish have begun threatening marine and coral reef ecosystems along the Southeastern US coastline. Because of their venomous spines, lionfish have few, if any, natural predators. Their rapid spread also threatens the economies that depend on these marine ecosystems (including fishing, diving and nautical tourism). Unfortunately, there’s no easy solution to the problem.