A non-native invasive species, lionfish, have a negative impact on native wildlife and habitat. You can help control the lionfish population by removing them from Florida waters. Lionfish have venomous spines, so use care when filleting to avoid getting stuck, but the meat does not have venom and is often eaten and served in restaurants. Some compare this flaky and tasty fish’s flavor to that of the popular hogfish.
There is a cookbook to reference—also many recipes to filet and eat the delicious Lionfish.