The upcoming FWC Commission meeting has an important item on the agenda.

Back in June of last year, I requested that the FWC remove the ban on using rebreathers while spearfishing in State waters. Well, they are going to consider removing the ban for spearing lionfish while on a rebreather which is a step in the right direction. I asked them to remove the ban on rebreathers in state water completely but they are limiting rebreather use to harvesting lionfish only. I think that is a mistake. More divers on rebreathers would dive state waters AND kill lionfish if they could also bring back fish that are in season. Oh well, at least its a step in the right direction.

Please send letters of support for removing the ban on rebreathers to the commission to:

To see the full Commission agenda, go here: