GENERAL LIONFISH INFORMATION

LIONFISH

With an accelerating speed the invasive lionfish has been spreading around the Caribbean since late 1980s. Being able to lay over 2 million eggs a year and eating any small marine life in their path, research confirms that lionfish can be very harmful to our reefs. However, with the number of lionfish hunters, we are able to slow this process down and give reefs and marine life a chance to survive.

Late 1980s

Believed to be introduced into the Atlantic by local aquariums or fish hobbyists in Florida.

2009

Lionfish has been found in the surrounding waters of Curacao.

2014

Lionfish has been caught near the south of Brasil.

2015

Lionfish has been spotted in the Mediterranean.