Local non-profit IDEAS for US (Facebook) is partnering with Kappo at East End Market, Hanson’s Shoe Repair, and the Ravenous Pig to host a Sustainable Feast Fundraiser featuring a dangerous invasive species as the main course.

The meal will feature one of Florida’s most dangerous invasive, the Lionfish.

Lionfish have 18 poisonous spines on their bodies that can cause serious harm if not handled properly and they are driving out native species along Florida’s coast. The flesh of the fish is not only safe to eat, but also apparently quite tasty, which makes it an ideal target for environmentally-inclined fish eaters.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission encourages divers to safely remove any lionfish they encounter. There is no recreational or commercial harvest bag limit for lionfish.

The dinner will be done in the spirit of “mottainai” which means “no waste” in Japanese and will be held on Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at the Apex in East End Market [GMap].

To purchase tickets, click HERE.


Brendan O'Connor

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