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Colombian Fishermen Turning Lionfish into Profit

6 October 2015, at 1:00am

COLOMBIA - Thanks to the Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program's income generation project and Pesbaru, a local fishing association, fishermen are mitigating the rapid growth of the lionfish species by increasing how many they capturea tricky task because of the fish's poisonous spinesand turning them into a profitable commodity.

Despite its menacing appearance, lionfish is gaining popularity with high-end restaurants for its delectable meat.

As a result of ACIP's assistance connecting Pesbaru directly to end-buyers in Cartagena, the association has gone from selling lionfish at US$6 per kilo to intermediaries to US$8.75 per kilo to end-buyers, representing a 46 per cent increase in sales price.

 

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