Guys, I ran into this article today and thought I would share. Looks like Spearfishing is allowed again in Collier County after more than 60 years:
Spearfishing to be allowed in Collier County on June 30 » Naples Daily News
Seems to me the reason they did it is mainly to control the lionfish population. If spearfishing does happen to eradicate their population I often wonder how much worse will spearfishing be perceived by those opposed. I really think nature has its way to balance these sort of situations out. Similar to how a colder than usual winter in 2010 killed most of the invasive Burmese Pythons living in Everglades.