Although the red lionfish is valued as a food fish in many parts of its native range, its value as an aquarium animal or as a source of attraction to divers far exceeds its economic value as table fare. The red lionfish is a staple of the trade in aquarium fishes, an industry whose value worldwide is estimated to exceed a billion dollars. Similarly, recreational divers of areas where the red lionfish is found count the species among the many attractions of diving a tropical coral reef.
Join Lionfish Central in this fight. To learn more on what you can do to help click here. We are a nonprofit organization that works with agencies, divers, restaurants, wholesalers and many other industries to help save our reefs from the harmful overpopulation of the lionfish. Please help us continue help those who are doing great work in this fight. Below are some of the ways you can help. Thank you!