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Catch, kill, eat, repeat!

Over the past couple of years, out at Slickrock’s Adventure Island on Glover’s Reef, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the lionfish population. And we’ve blogged about the problem at least five times over the past couple of years. That’s because the lionfish, an invasive species, is decimating coral reef fish populations all across the Caribbean. Leading the charge in

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Enjoy an invasive species on your Belize vacation

Last week we served lionfish on our Belize island. Our island is in a Marine Reserve, and fishing is prohibited by guests except for catch-and-release sportfishing. But lionfish are the exception. Lionfish are a Pacific fish and only recently got introduced to the Caribbean. They have no predators are are voracious eaters. They are a problem. We have blogged about this before: http://belizeadventu

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Belize kayak snorkeling at Horseshoe Reef

On Glover’s Reef at Long Caye, we go kayak snorkeling every day. Guides are skilled at teaching guests to safely exit and re-enter their sea kayak without overturning. This allows everyone maximum access to snorkeling the 900 patch reefs on Glover’s Reef. Here we are snorkeling at Horseshoe Reef, about 3/4 of a mile from our island. You can see that one of the guides has a spear gun. H

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Hunting the invasive lionfish at Long Caye

Our island is located off the coast of Belize at Glover’s Reef Atoll, a National Marine Reserve. In order to protect the marine life there, the Belize government has prohibited fishing at Glover’s reef for tourists except for sport fishing, or catch-and-release. The only exception is if you are a native and own one of the few fishing licenses issued for Glover’s Reef. There is on

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Lionfish – an invasive species in Belize

Last March I wrote about fishing for lionfish on our island, Long Caye at Glover’s Reef. Glover’s Reef is a protected Marine Reserve, and therefore fishing is prohibited (except catch-and-release for sport fishermen). The only fish you can catch and keep is lionfish. This is because these fish are non-native and a very recent arrival in the Caribbean, as this is a Pacific fish. Lionfish are a

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Fishing for lionfish

A few weeks ago we wrote about spearfishing for lionfish, our newest sport on our island in Belize. Lionfish were introduced to the Atlantic basin recently, and arrived at Glover’s Reef just 2 years ago. Now there is a Caribbean-wide mission to keep their numbers down, as they have no natural predators since they are a Pacific fish. They will eventually eat all of the coral fishes in the sma

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