Because it is delicious!!!!! And it helps the environment!!!! It's flesh is very delicate, it is a "lazy' fish. Lion fish is endemic of the Pacific ocean. During the Hurricane Katrina, a very large container of lion fish ended up in the Gulf of Mexico where it does not have any enemies. Therefore, it reproduced very fast eating the little naive fish... In Florida it is fished out and sold in markets.
This fish has spines loaded of powerful venom; all spines have been removed from the fish sold in the market.