Fortune Highlight Rosedon’s Lionfish Cuisine

October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

In an article titled “How a Bermuda Restaurant Is Using Its Menu to Support Local Reefs,” Fortune has highlighted Rosedon’s lionfish offering, saying that “by adding lionfish to the menu, the restaurant is encouraging the local fishing community to target the species, thus helping to eradicate the invasive fish and stop it from further harming Bermuda’s reefs.”

The report said, “Relais & Châteaux, the Paris-based association of luxury hotels and restaurants, is making strides globally, with environmentally focused initiatives that touch its more than 500 properties around the world.  But the brand also encourages individual properties to take action on a local level. At the Rosedon Hotel in Bermuda, for example, that environmental initiative can be found on the menu.

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Lionfish Menu Bermuda Oct 2019

“Huckleberry, the hotel’s Southern-inspired restaurant, is playing its part by serving lionfish. Native to the Indo-Pacific, the venomous fish popped up around Florida in the mid-1980s, thought to have been introduced to the Atlantic waters via cargo ship.

“The population has since exploded, thanks to the fish’s rapid reproduction and lack of natural predators, spreading to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, and first appearing in the reefs surrounding Bermuda about a decade ago. The invasive species feeds on other fish and crustaceans and can destroy entire ecosystems.”

“For an island surrounded by coral reefs like Bermuda, the ripple effect is powerful: As reefs are destroyed, hundreds and thousands of species of marine life can be impacted, decreasing the fish population and harming the fishing and tourism industries as a result.

“Though it doesn’t make sense from a purely financial perspective, by adding lionfish to the menu, the restaurant is encouraging the local fishing community to target the species, thus helping to eradicate the invasive fish and stop it from further harming Bermuda’s reefs.

You can read the full story here on the Fortune website.

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