I’m going to start this post off by saying… Not all Caribbean islands rules/laws are the same so make sure before you do anything, you check with their regulations. Okay, with that said…
What is a Lionfish?
A lionfish is a native Indo-Pacific fish that has become an invasive species in the Atlantic Ocean waters. In the Indo-Pacific waters, these fish are an uncommon and beautiful sight. They are in balance with the ecosystem and the rest of nature. But in the Atlantic and Southeast Caribbean waters, these fish are a bit of a nuisance.
In the Caribbean/Atlantic waters, these fish have become invasive and a potential harm to the reef ecosystem life. It is a carnivorous predator that fights for their food and space with the overfished native stocks such as snapper and grouper. Scientists fear that they will kill off the useful species of algae-eating fish such as the parrotfish, allowing seaweed to overtake the reefs.