Lionfish Project is on!

We are very happy to start this project in which we will try to involve as many good people of Tulum as possible. We will throw weekly lionfish tastings, eat as much of this fish as possible, create artwork around and about lionfish overpopulation problem and eventually try to make this underestimated fish a popular and signature dish of Tulum.

So, yesterday we went for a test dive after which we had a small lionfish tasting to see for ourselves how does this fish taste!? It tastes great!
Here is small video we put together.

The exponential growth of Lionfish in the Caribbean is a real and growing threat to the ecology of tropical marine areas in the whole Caribbean Region.

To date, no decrease in the densities of Lionfish have been observed, and the numbers seem to remain high enough to create serious damage to reefs and several species of fish.

That’s why we started the Lion Fish Project whose goal is to help to reduce the lionfish population in the Mexican Caribbean by increasing its consumption through audiovisual and street art, direct contact with community and a viral campaign.

This is the first episode of the Lionfish Project in which we went for a test dive to hunt the Lionfish and to taste it for ourselves.

Production: Residencia Gorila, Alfonso Garrido
Diving instructions/assistance: Jose Rangel
Camera: Alfonso Garrido, Maris Lagzdins
Editing: Maris Lagzdins


  1. Phil Karp
    March 17, 2014

    I love the work you are doing re raising awareness and supporting lionfish control efforts through art. I thought you might be interested in a somewhat related initiative – use of lionfish spines and tails for jewelry and other decorative items.

    I’m involved in this in Belize and in the United States. Info here:

    I’d be happy to share contacts, ideas, designs, etc. if you’d be interested in pursuing this is Tulum.

  2. alfonso
    March 17, 2014

    Thanks for Sharing Phil! We would love to start using the “waste” and turn it into art, decoration. When can you visit us? We are very close! We have some artists interested in working with the spines.
    Here is another videos we have done about the Lion Fish project Tulum:

    Lets meet.

    Cheers and congratulations!

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    August 11, 2014

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