Lionfish Challenge Hall of Fame    

 

Lionfish Challenge 2018

Timeline 

  • Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (May 19, 2018) through Labor Day (Sept. 3, 2018)

Location

  • Statewide

How to Participate

  • Participants may only qualify for one category (recreational or commercial). All participants who have an active Saltwater Products License and who have commercial lionfish sales within the past year will automatically be included in the commercial category.
  • Complete the Registration Form.
  • Harvest and submit lionfish via photo to Lionfish@MyFWC.com or at checkpoints located statewide.

Reward

  • Submission of initial 25 lionfish (recreational) or 25 lbs. (commercial) will earn you a t-shirt, commemorative coin and entry into the Hall of Fame.
  • Additional prizes awarded for continued lionfish submissions. Prizes include a t-shirt, commemorative coin, customized towel, TurtleSkin  External Website puncture-resistant gloves, Engel  External Website tumblers, neck gaiters, Neritic  External Website and ZombieStickz  External Website polespears, ZooKeeper  External Website Lionfish Containment Units and MORE!
  • Raffle prizes donated by sponsors (Lionator Polespears External Website, Dive Rite External Website and Narked Scuba External Website) are awarded to participants throughout the program.

Read more about the Lionfish Challenge in the summary document Adobe PDF.


Tagged-Lionfish Category

Timeline 

  • Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (May 19, 2018) through Labor Day (Sept. 3, 2018)

Location

  • Statewide

How to Participate

  • Lionfish will be tagged with an external dart tag at 50 public artificial reef sites between the depths of 80' - 120'. The reefs were randomly-selected and will not be disclosed to the public. Participants will have access to the reef locations at ReefRangers.com and the FWC Artificial Reefs website.
  • Complete the Registration Form.
  • Harvest lionfish in hopes of removing an FWC-tagged lionfish!

Reward

Read more about the tagging program in the summary document Adobe PDF.

 


 

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