Without any natural predators in the coastal waters of the U.S. Southeast and the Caribbean, the lionfish are thriving. This is putting indigenous marine species at risk, as well as recreational and commercial divers and anglers who come in contact with the fish.
They are relentless predators that feed on economically and recreationally important reef fish and algae-eating species that keep reefs clean and healthy.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP?
Never release aquarium fish into the wild.