About Us

The Problem

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.

The Solution

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!

 

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       THIS IS what we came up with!

  'Lionator' Pole Spears!

The 'Lionator' is a light weight travel size lionfish pole spear specifically designed for the invasive red lionfish in the Caribbean.  It's stainless steel paralyzer tip will not let the fish slide up the shaft towards your hand and the barbs will keep it locked on!  Several samples are being tested by fishermen, divers and snorkel tour guides in Belize today and the reviews are great!

It's 6mm threads are the standard and other tips will attach easily. The shaft itself is less than 24inches long so it will fit easily in medium size luggage or your day pack.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Well balanced, strikes hard, does the deed! Getting great reviews!"                                                         Allie Johnstone / snorkel tour guide, kayaking instructor in Caye Caulker, Belize

"Great invention! Keep up the good work in helping us protect our reef!"                                                    Charlie Jones / owner at 'RaggaMuffin Tours'  Caye Caulker, Belize

 

 

 

Contact Us

 

lionatorpolespears@gmail.com

250 896 0962

Lionator Polespears                        

IA-3000 Stautw Road

Saanichton, BC.  Canada

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Ecomar

The spread of lionfish throughout the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Belize is being monitored by ECOMAR and our partners.  In December 2008 after the first lionfish was observed in Belize, ECOMAR raised the alarm and in partnership with the Belize Fisheries Department began educating stakeholders by distributing Lionfish Toolkits that included posters, dip nets and fact sheets

 

REEFCI

Here in Southern Belize, we at ReefCI spotted our first lionfish in November 2009 but they were few and far between. Now, we are spotting multiple lionfish on every dive and at all depths. This is a huge increase and very worrying because we are the only consistent divers in the area.
ReefCI divers and snorkelers are taking a special lionfish spear on most dives and removing as many as we can, which is great fun!! After capture, the lionfish data is taken and the stomach contents are analyzed and sometimes the fish themselves wind up on our dinner plates, they are really tasty!

 

Placencia Seaweed Farmers

At PSF, our focus is not only on improving production, we are also focusing on scientific research, business research,  improvement and outreach.

'Placencia Producers Cooperative Society Ltd'  ... now have plans to participate in the lionfish hunt within their region as they see the beginning of a new sustainable fishery happening!  Good news!

 
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Belize Pro Dive Center

We are an Authorized 5 Star PADI Dive Resort located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.        We strive to provide the best experience possible when planning activities for the entire family, whether snorkeling, diving or even learning to dive for the first time! With a full staff of certified PADI SCUBA Instructors and Dive Masters, we are dedicated to providing safe, enjoyable and relaxing experiences. With a full range of boats and new equipment, we can handle any of your in water needs. Safe, Professional and Reliable, we are committed to providing you an experience like no other. At Belize Pro Dive Center, you will come as guests and leave as family! Join us on your next trip to Belize and turn your bubble making dreams into reality!"

 

'Lionator' Pole Spear

The 'Lionator' is a light weight travel size lionfish pole spear specifically designed for the invasive Lionfish in the Caribbean.  It's stainless steel paralyzer tip will not let the fish slide up the shaft towards your hand and the barbs keep it locked on.  Several are being tested by fishermen, divers and snorkel tour guides in Belize today and the reviews are great!

"Well Balanced, strikes hard, does the deed!"

The marine grade aluminum shaft is precision tooled, nicely polished, compact and strong.

It's 6mm threads are the industry standard so other tips will attach and the shaft itself is just 59cm long so postage rates are minimized and it will fit easily in medium size luggage or your day pack.

 
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      LIONATOR

  lionfish pole spear (complete and ready to use)    $40.00 US each

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PROTECTIVE CAPS Small protective caps (black or orange)

Protective Caps

6" BARBED PARALYZER TIPS (304 grade hardened stainless steel)

Paralyzer Tip

Replacement slings in various colors ( orange, purple, black .. darker colors resist UV damage better )

Replacement slings in various colors

( orange, purple, black .. darker colors resist UV damage better )

Replacement Sling

Lionator T-Shirt

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