Lionfish Challenge Ends, David Garrett Of Volusia County Named Florida’s Lionfish King
By Florida Fish And Wildlife Commission // October 10, 2016
Florida’s divers removed a total of 16,609 lionfish
No challenge is too big for Florida’s divers who removed a total of 16,609 lionfish during the 4.5 month-long Lionfish Challenge.
The challenge ended Friday, Sept. 30, and our new Lionfish King has been crowned.
DRUMROLL PLEASE…. removing a total of 3,324 lionfish, David Garrett of Volusia County is Florida’s official Lionfish King.
Congratulations to David, and thank you to all of the participants for putting a dent in Florida’s invasive lionfish population.
With each lionfish removed, we are minimizing the potential negative environmental impact these species have on Florida’s native wildlife.
CLICK HERE to learn more about lionfish and details on the challenge.