Lionfish have been spotted in the Caribbean in 2004, since then it has proliferated and are harming the local species (70+ including fishes, invertebrate, shrimps) by praying on them.
They reproduce at a very fast pace and have almost no predators.
To avoid the disappearance of the variety of the marine life here, humans can be the top of the food chain and hunt them and help keeping the balance of the ecosystem.
Today, I had my training with Corinda at the Pietermaai dive centre and caught that very big lionfish. Part of the training is to prepare the fish in avoiding the 18 poisonous spines.