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Florida FWC Announces 2020 Lionfish Challenge Winners

  The Fifth Annual Lionfish Challenge winners have been announced and divers from around the state have claimed prizes for helping to rid our waters of the invasive lionfish. The goal of the annual Florida Lionfish Challenge is, “to encourage and reward recreational and commercial divers for removing lionfish from Florida waters.” Through the Lionfish…

Gulf Record Lionfish Speared off Destin, Florida

Diver Donald C. Vautrinot has speared a record size lionfish in the waters off Destin, Florida. At 18.19 inches (462 mm), the lionfish speared by Donald Vautrinot was the new Florida state record holder for longest lionfish caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Donald C. Vautrinot was spearfishing for red snapper off Destin Oct. 18…

DEMA Show 2020 in New Orleans Cancelled

We received this in an email from DEMA on June 10, 2020 Important Announcement Regarding DEMA Show 2020 The DEMA Board of Directors has determined that, for the safety and financial well-being of DEMA attendees and exhibitors, DEMA Show 2020 will not take place this November in New Orleans. Importantly, DEMA Show 2021 will take…