Robots, chefs hope to bring invasive lionfish to restaurants

  • WRITER: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES - As it turns out, some of the best cooks in the world think lionfish, a venomous predatory fish which is breeding out of control and destroying marine ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is delicious.

An unmanned undersea robot, designed to go underwater below sport diver depth, the Guardian LF1 by Robots in Service of the Environment approaches an invasive lionfish before stunning and collecting it in a marine enclosure in Bermuda on April 18, 2017. (Reuters photo)

The chefs gathered in Bermuda on Wednesday for a competition dubbed the "Lionfish Throwdown" where they challenged one another to come up with the tastiest solution to the problem of invasive lionfish.

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