The Bahamas National Trust hosted a program to introduce SafeSpear on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. The program began at 6:30 pm at the Rand Nature Centre. Plans for the evening included:
- A welcome table with information and a display of our products. Lisa Waugh (Vice-President, SafeSpear, LLC) answered questions, distributed printed materials, and took orders for spears and kits.
- Presentation– Gregg Waugh (President, SafeSpear, LLC) discussed lionfish (the invasion and lionfish biology) and SafeSpear’s products/solution to the lionfish invasion. After the presentation, the floor was open for questions. After the questions, wine & cheese was served and Gregg conducted demonstrations.
- Demonstration– Gregg demonstrated the SafeSpear Kit and how to remove venomous spines with the lionfish gripper and clippers while wearing lionfish gloves for protection to make this as safe as possible. Gregg also demonstrated how to fillet and prepare whole lionfish for cooking.
- Cooking lionfish– chefs demonstrated how easy it is to cook lionfish. Everyone had a chance to taste lionfish!
The lionfish sushi and fried lionfish were delicious and quickly disappeared. Everyone had a great time and learned how to harvest and eat lionfish in the safest manner possible.
The following video includes comments from those eating lionfish. Please let us know if you have eaten lionfish and what is your favorite recipe.