The lionfish is a beautiful fish, but the fish is poisonous and has been killing other fish in their natural habitat. NOAA, which is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, launched a campaign two years ago that told the public to eat the lionfish so they thin the numbers of the fish out, but the plan backfired.
The lionfish has a potentially dangerous neurotoxin, which can cause ciguatera, a dangerous fish food poisoning. Scientists have said that many fish have ciguatera in them and that it is ok to eat the lionfish.
Scroll down to hear Steve talk about the lionfish and the threat it could cause you if you decide to eat the fish.