In the very first issue of Guy Harvey Magazine we reported on the tragic lionfish invasion. If you didn’t see the article, it goes like this: Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific waters and they’re a popular aquarium fish because of their majestically adorned spines and suave brown and white stripes. However, in the past couple of years their population has been exploding – not in the Pacific but in the Caribbean and Bahamian waters. How? Well one popular theory is that some aquariums were swallowed up by Hurricane Andrew in Miami in 1992, spilling lionfish into the wild. However, that fish tale has been recounted because the first sighting was actually in 1985, so the invasion is most likely the result of multiple releases over time. Regardless of the source, the fact is that lionfish have no natural predators in the Atlantic and Caribbean. And they’ve spread like wildfire, leaving a path of carnage in the wake. Now divers and fishermen are fighting back. The good news: Lionfish are delicious. The bad news: their spines can deliver a wicked sting.