As a result of human error in the late 1980s, a handful of lionfish slipped undetected into Atlantic waters off the coast of Florida.Fast forward 37 years and the invasive lionfish has completely taken over the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Brazil to Barcelona. They’ve infested the entire Mediterranean. And everywhere they appear, they destroy coral reefs and entire oceanic food chains.
By removing these invasive predators, we are enabling the reef ecosystems to rehabilitate. Each invasive Lionfish can eat up to 70,000 native reef fish in its lifetime. So each fish we remove can protect up to 70,000 native reef fish. This allows the reefs to rebuild from the destruction caused.
Not all Lionfish are harmful – only invasive lionfish are causing destruction across the Gulf of Mexico and Mediterranean. Invasive Lionfish have an unyielding appetite and with no natural predators in these waters, they efficiently kill up to 79% of young marine life within 5 weeks of entering a coral reef system. Thus, in killing the fish that eat the algae from the coral reefs, the reefs are left be overgrown with algae and eventually die. The net result is the degradation of entire coral reef systems due to the invasive lionfish. Left unchecked, the invasive lionfish pose a great threat to the existing biodiversity and the oxygen supply that comes from the coral reefs.
On average, a single invasive lionfish can eat up to 70,000 native reef fish. Removing each lionfish therefore helps to save these native fish that would otherwise have been consumed. With INVERSA active management of certain coral reefs for invasive lionfish, we can help to protect against the degradation of those reefs.
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We source from anywhere Lionfish is invasive. But, specifically from all around the coast of Florida and from the coast of Mexico. Despite our international sourcing, our products are entirely processed and manufactured in the USA.
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