In their November commission meeting, FWC celebrated the removal of more than 111,000 lionfish from Florida waters and presented a custom-made, mounted metal lionfish trophy to the FWC’s first-ever Lionfish King, David Garrett.
“Thanks to David and the tireless efforts of divers across the state, we are able to celebrate the removal of an amazing 111,000 lionfish so far this year; 37,000 of which were removed via recreational efforts,” said FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski. “This far exceeds our initial goal of 25,000 lionfish removed between May 2016 and May 2017 and we look forward to seeing what we can do to continue our battle against the invasive lionfish population.”
This year ScubaLab conducted objective laboratory and in-water gear tests of more than 70 new scuba diving products — here are the best masks, regulators, BCs, dive lights (including photo and video lights) and dive computers of 2016.
Best BCs of 2016
In the June and July issues of Scuba Diving magazine, we reviewed 18 new scuba BCs in four categories: jacket, back-inflation, travel and women's BCs.