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On the Road: Lionfish Invasion Part 2

Updated: 03/29/2013 8:07 PM
Created: 11/01/2011 2:48 PM KSTP.com
By: Jason Davis

When Wayzata, Minnesota native Dave Johnson married a Mexican woman from the Yucatan Peninsula he couldn't have known he would end up commuting to the Playa Riviera to hunt down and try to eliminate and exotic species that is devastating coral reefs.

Jason Davis went "On the Road" to the little fishing village of Peurto Morelos to see how former aquarium residents called lionfish are threatening the environment, the tourist industry and the livelihoods of local fishermen.

Dave Johnson dreams of harvesting this pest and marketing it as a new kind of seafood.

But will people eat it?

Jason brings back some filets to a well known seafood restaurant in Minnesota for them to feed to their customers with surprising results.
 


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