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Watch a Day in the Life of a Jamaican Lionfish Fisherman

The lionfish goes from invasive species to local delicacy.

Here's a great short film by YouTube channel Foodie that follows Karrinton Lyons, a third-generation fisherman in Jamaica. Lyons dives for his catch every day — returning to the surface with everything from red snapper to lobster to barracuda — and more recently, Lyons and his colleagues have been targeting the lionfish, an invasive species that has "started taking over the whole bottom" of the ocean. In an effort to preserve the natural reef, chefs and the general public have started to incorporate the lionfish into local cuisine, and Lyons has been successfully catching the "notorious" fish for profit (while carefully avoiding its venomous fins, of course). Go, watch the video above.

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