Eating invasive species has become a popular form of environmentalism in recent years. This article discusses REEF's work to address invasive lionfish and shares other invasive species currently on the menu around the world.
REEF is working with several research partners to test the effectiveness of deep water lionfish traps. Through a grant provided by the NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy program, REEF will work with Florida Keys lobster fishers to examine the ability of non-containment traps to target deep water populations of lionfish to understand more about lionfish densities, biology and recruitment rates in the deep reef habitats of the Florida Keys.
Keys Weekly interviewed REEF Education and Outreach Program Manager, Madalyn Mussey, about the inaugural Fish Out of Water 5K.