Throughout the Caribbean, lionfish are taking over many reef habitats and we take the view that if you can't beat 'em, we might as well eat 'em
On our weekly dives several members choose to hunt using pole spears. Lionfish make a tasty meal so they are in demand, not only by hungry members, but also many local restaurants who will pay for the cleaned lionfish.
To find out more about lionfish there's lots of excellent resources, such as REEF.org and the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
Barbados hosts an annual Lionfish derby and our club have sent one or more teams and contributed prizes