The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced today that over 111,000 invasive Lionfish have been removed from Florida waters since May of 2016. Pretty awesome but it is important to note that figure is only considering documented Lionfish removals. In all likelihood many more Lionfish have been removed. Divers around the state have been inspired by the importance of reducing the invasive Lionfish populations and often times remove the fish without officially reporting those removals. Below is a cool informative visual segment by the FWC describing the amount of Fish removed this year and the results of Lionfish events.
Here is a direct link to the FWC Press release: