Wednesday, May 25, 2016
All Florida Whole Foods will start carrying invasive lionfish today
By Bridgette Norris
on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 2:17 PM
Whole Foods Market
announced they are really going to do it. All Florida Whole Food Markets will start selling the colorful, destructive fish today.
The nonnative fish are a threat to marine life and coral reef ecosystems because they have few predators and a growing population. The fish feed off important commercial fish like grouper and snapper, according to Ocean Service
The fish has 18 venomous spines but will be sold at Whole Foods with the spines removed and will cost $8.99 a pound until June 1, when the price then raises to $9.99.
After biting at the idea of catching and selling lionfish,