James Alicea is working with other countries in establishing lionfish extermination programs to manage their local reef systems, as well as providing equipment and education to less fortunate lionfish hunters in remote locations.
Emily Schutz is a journalism student who recently wrote an article was about the community effort in reducing the invasive lionfish population. She interviewed experts, fishermen, and marine life organizations throughout Florida and elsewhere.
Captain Mark Primo Miller is currently doing ongoing Rig/Wreck Diving in the North Gulf of Mexico and also holds First Place Largest Lionfish at the Pensacola Classic Lionfish Tournament on October 6, 2019.
I mostly dive and hunt lionfish out of Pensacola Florida. We have won or placed in multiple lionfish tournaments over the last few years and will continue to do our part to slow the invasion of Lionfish on every dive.
Ed Egan is one of the founding members of the Aruba LionFish Initiative Foundation. Starting about 5 years ago, we began to formulate and implement a LionFish Management Plan for Aruba. Since then the "idea" has become a reality and we have effectively raised awareness of the threat that this invasive species poses to Aruba's fragile reefs.
During his time in Barbados, while working at the American Embassy, Shad hunted lionfish to help teach the locals about this invasive fish. In turn, the locals taught him a lot more than he was able to research on his own.