Florida and other states will keep chipping away at the problem, whether it be with robots or other unconventional ideas, to figure out a feasible eradication method. Hunter notes that there’s a healthy culinary demand for lionfish: Instead of keeping them in tanks, people are starting to put them on their plates. “The value is in the nutrition” he says. Once its spines are removed, the species serves as a flaky grouper-like snack (that you might be able to grab at your local Whole Foods, depending on where you’re reading this from). Currently, it’s priced at up to $6 a pound, which, Hunter adds, could give fishers an incentive to invest in a spear-throwing ROV.