Invasive Lionfish in the western Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico are a recent revelation that is threatening native marine species in a big way! Though beautiful in their native range, the Indo-Pacific Lionfish are proving to be a serious problem for the native fish populations in these invaded areas. Several organizations are hard at work researching this infestation and are taking steps towards a solution, or at least to control it somewhat.
With growing awareness and ongoing research, comes an interesting solution to the problem.. "Spear Lionfish and eat them" is now a common phrase! Consumption of lionfish is growing in popularity and fishermen, recreational divers and even snorkelers are beginning to target them as a sustainable food source. Everyone can help towards controlling this problem species! We wanted to be involved ourselves ... so we came up with a better, lightweight and fast lionfish pole spear!