Lionfish are an invasive species already spread throughout the Atlantic coast, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Their simple presence along with organized culling increases the likelihood of envenomation of recreational divers and fishermen. You can find more detailed information about the Lionfish Invasion and how you can help at www.reef.org/lionfish.
Ensure your know how to handle marine life injuries as well as everyday first aid emergencies by signing up for a first aid course. Statistics show that with knowledge on how to handle first aid emergencies - your incident of injury is reduced - information results in prevention. Don't be reactive - be proactive.