Lionfish populations grow faster than expected

Lionfish population continues to grow at an alarming rate. In the context of RELIONMED, we mentioned that a total of 24 samplings will be carried out (2 per month) with the aim to collect 50 individuals for biological analyses.
Yesterday, we covered with ENALIA and DFMR an area less than 1 hectare where artificial reefs are deployed; and we collected a total of 74 lionfish! This number is concerning and beyond our worst expectations.