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Local market niches, i.e. jewellery and artwork industries, may be offered a new income source by making use of the discarded non-venomous fins to make new products, while at the same time benefit the environment. It seems that it is not expected that natural predation of lionfish will be capable to buffer its invasion. Experience in the Caribbean has shown that the success and long-term sustainability of the removal response system is significantly enhanced by the availability of a market to utilise removed lionfish (Chapman et al., 2016).