Those venomous spines are no match for this crazy cool new contraption.
So, what can be done, or at least attempt, to counteract the worsening lionfish ecological dilemma? Meet the Lionfish Slayer.
A new tool designed specifically with the eradication of those problematic fish in mind, the Lionfish Slayer allows divers to quickly and easily shoot and kill a lionfish at a safe distance from their pain-inducing spines. Cleaning an entire shrimp boat wreck is just all in a day’s work.
How quickly and easily, you ask? Let’s just say, you should be glad you’re not a lionfish.
The problem of the invasive and fast-breeding lionfish is an ongoing issue, and one that many people are passionate about.
These non-native fish are quickly spreading over reefs throughout the Caribbean and western Atlantic Ocean, eating just about anything in their path, including other important marine life.
If you’re one of those who are worried about the killing of all of these fish (even though they’re terrible for the ecosystem), don’t worry.
They are also popular around the world in culinary fare, and the white, flaky fish is a delicious and ethical choice.