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.
Roland Verbeek helps to keep Bonaire as a diver's paradise, by catching all the lionfish they see during their weekly dive. Bonaire is under control, not too many lionfish around, and they hope to keep it like that.
Andy Lowe has been teaching new hunters how to safely hunt lionfish through his non-profit Ennds. He also has been manufacturing a polespear that he designed, the Foldspear, since 2003 and has been providing divers with the best available lionfish hunting equipment through LionfishHunting.com since 2011.
Captain Buck Beasley and his wife Amy put on the First Annual Roatan International Lionfish Tournament benefiting local charities and Marine Park programs. Their efforts helped raise the awareness locally and helped to nearly double the market price of Lionfish in Roatan.