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Limiting lionfish

Updated: September 16, 2010, 2:34 PM ET
ESPN Outdoors press services

KEY LARGO, Fla. -- More than 100 divers submerged Saturday to collect 534 Indo-Pacific red lionfish during the initial concerted effort to reduce the population of the invasive species in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

The first of three planned Keys-based lionfish derbies attracted 27 teams that competed for cash and prizes to collect the most, largest and smallest lionfish.

The group Rare Talent won the top $1,000 prize by capturing 111 lionfish. The team consisted of ...

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