I am a Chef in Charleston SC and I am looking for a steady stream of Lionfish to purchase from a seafood company to sell in my restaurant.
I have gotten and sold Lionfish before and many of guests love it my only problem is the 2 guys I have bought from only catch them as a by-catch, one guy gets them as a by-catch from grouper fishing and the other gets them as a by-catch from lobstering( oh yes he is a Fla Lobsterman and catchs them in his traps, I couldn't beleive it when he texted me a picture). So its kind of hit or miss with these guys
I like buying from these licensed guys but like I said they only get them as a by-catch and without any real fishing method for them except diving and spearing for them. I was wondering if anyone on here knew of a licenesed seafood dealer who sells to restaurants?
Brian self proclaimed " Lionfish Whisperer" Sous Chef Fleet Landing,Charleston SC