Lionfish is a type of fish that I have heard of many times before, but never really seen or thought of eating before. After watching a video called “Hunting & Eating The Venomous Lionfish” though, I learned a lot more about the species and the types of problems it is creating.
The YouTube video was produced by Munchies, which is a channel affiliated with Vice. The video talks about how the lionfish has started to take over the Atlantic Ocean, especially in areas such as the Bahamas. Once it was introduced to the region, it has started to destroy all of the coral reefs and other fish species, as the lionfish has no natural predators.
In order to try and curb the growth of the lionfish population, spear fisherman in the Bahamas have started to hunt lionfish. While lionfish are one of the most poisonous species of fish, apparently they are actually edible and tasty (if prepared correctly). More and more restaurants are trying to serve lionfish to grow demand for it, which will in turn reduce the supply of it in the oceans. The video mentions that this is one of the rare cases where we would actually like to significantly lower the population of a species.
Overall, I found the video very interesting to watch and would be interested in potentially trying lionfish in the future. In the video, the fried lionfish looked fantastic and almost like any other white fish!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!