Invasive Lionfish Likely Safe to Eat After All?

According to University of Hawaii''s Christie Wilcox and Dr. Mark Hixon there's a simple way to know for sure whether a lionfish is toxic: test it after it's been cooked.

Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted fisheries may remain the best way to control the invasion. And according to University of Hawaii''s Christie Wilcox, a PhD candidate, and Dr. Mark Hixon, professor of marine biology, there's a simple way to know for sure whether a lionfish is toxic: test it after it's been cooked. To know more about the research done by Drs. Wilcox and Hixon, please follow the link below: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=6655

Last Modified: 
07/31/2014 at 1:31pm