Lion Fish Removal

03/02/2017 6:42 PM | Ron Presley (Administrator)
Florida Lionfish Events for 2017


Get involved with lionfish removal by attending one of the following derbies or events.
Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day: First Saturday after Mother's Day each year.

Become a Reef Ranger: Adopt a Reef and pledge to remove lionfish from it.

Host a workshop: FWC led lionfish handling and filleting demos. Email name, organization/business name, location and an estimated number of attendees to Lionfish@MyFWC.com.

Attention Dive Shop Owners:

Host a "Become the Predator" workshop and excursion. These FWC led workshops, in partnership with dive shops, teach divers to spear and remove lionfish. Interested in hosting a Become the Predator workshop and lionfish excursion? Contact Lionfish@MyFWC.com.

To feature lionfish brochures Adobe PDF in your shop, send your mailing address and how many brochures you want to Lionfish@MyFWC.com.

2017 Derby Calendar

Email the event date, location and address, event name, event website, and event contact information to Lionfish@MyFWC.com to get it featured on the calendar.

Date

Location

Name

Contact

2/11

Key Largo

REEF Winter Lionfish Derby

Emily Stokes Emily@REEF.org

4/20-5/20

Jacksonville

Northeast Florida Lionfish Blast

Donny Trauthwein lionfishblaster@gmail.com

4/22

Miami

4earth Lionfish Derby

Analisa Duran, Miami Seaquarium education@msq.cc

5/20-21

Pensacola

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Tournament

Andy Ross, Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition sharkman58@gmail.com

5/20-21

Sebastian

Sebastian Lionfish Fest (LRAD)

Kendra Cope kcope@ircgov.com

5/20-21

Destin

Destin Lionfish Tournament (LRAD)

Robert Provost support@discoverydiveworld.com

6/2-3

Jupiter

7th Annual Lionfish Round-Up 

info@mclionfish.com

6/24

Miami

7th Annual Lionfish Bash

Lucy Foerster lucy@woodyfoundation.org


Other events where you can learn about lionfish:

2/20 Loggerhead Marinelife Center Invasive Species Awareness, Juno Beach
4/22-23 The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo, Ft. Lauderdale
4/22 FSU Marine Lab Open House, St. Teresa
Upcoming "Become the Predator" workshops:

Learn about lionfish, their invasion, and how to safely target and remove them from Florida waters.

1/27 6pm CT Dive Pros, Pensacola
4/28 6pm CT Discovery Dive World, Destin

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