When you dive Ambergris Caye, you will find that there are not too many Lionfish on the reefs on the south side of the Island. The only reason for this is because of the dive shops who are hunting the fish constantly and they make an effort to keep the reefs as clean as possible.

Preparing the Fish

When diving Ambergris Caye, the chances are that you will stay in the south part of the island. But once in a while, the crew of Island divers goes up north to hunt the Lionfish there, and that is exactly what we did today.

Why do we hunt Lionfish?

The Lionfish is an invasive specious in the Caribbean waters and does not have any natural enemies. Because of the fact they reproduce so fast, they are taking over the reefs, and they feed on juvenile reef fish.

When we would let the Lionfish be, they will kill all life on the reef and within a couple of years, they will destroy a complete ecosystem. It is up to divers like you and me to protect the reefs and make an effort to kill as much as we can.

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