Lionfish Challenge Ends, David Garrett Of Volusia County Named Florida’s Lionfish King

By  //  October 10, 2016

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Florida’s divers removed a total of 16,609 lionfish

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Lionfish King David Garrett removed a whopping 3,324 lionfish during the challenge. Garrett will be officially crowned (or, in this case, honored and given a trophy) at the November Commission meeting in St. Petersburg.

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.

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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.


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