Lionfish Derby and Event Calendar

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Be the Predator! Get in involved with lionfish removal by attending one of the following derbies or events!

Host a workshop: The FWC Lionfish Team conducts demonstrations on lionfish handling and filleting at events around the state. If you’d like to request an FWC Lionfish Workshop in your area, please contact  with your name, organization or business name, location and an estimated number of attendees.

Dive Shop Owners: Get the word out. Feature our lionfish brochure in your shop. Send your mailing address and how many brochures you want to Get a peek at what the Lionfish Brochure Adobe PDF looks like.

Derby Calendar

Email your event date, Event Location and Address, Event Name, Event Website, Event Contact Information to to get it featured on the calendar.

Receive updates when a new event is added to the calendar. Click on the red envelope at the top of this page. Enter your email and then select SWF - Lionfish Events.


Pensacola - Flora Bama Yacht Club - 17350 Perdido Key Drive

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series

Andy Ross 850-529-2475



Sarasota Lionfish Derby


10/18/2014 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Boynton Beach - Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park

 eBoat Listings Annual REEF-Sanctioned Lionfish Tournament*

Jessica Anderson at

 *Visit the FWC lionfish booth at the * events above and at:

  • Suncoast Spearfishing Tournament in St. Pete – Sept. 26-28
  • Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola – Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

Data from previous events

Name Location Date #Harvested Largest Smallest
Second Annual Key Largo Winter Lionfish Derby Key Largo 2/13/2014 143 445 mm 118 mm 
Northeast Florida Lionfish Blast Jacksonville 3/28-4/28/2014 2068    

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series

Pensacola 5/1-5/4/2014 1914    

Reef Monitoring Lionfish RoundUp




Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari

Fort Pierce


581 399 mm 97 mm 

MCAC Artificial Reef Builders Lionfish Round-Up

Port Salerno


512 425 mm 139 mm 

REEF - Teeples Memorial

Fort Lauderdale


557 430 mm 135 mm

Lion Tamer Dive Tournament

Panama City Beach


452 .01 oz  2.31 lbs 

2nd Annual Northeast Florida Lionfish Rodeo



1092 448 mm 87 mm

Fourth Annual Palm Beach County Lionfish Derby

Palm Beach 



420 mm 70 mm

Lionfish Safari Guy Harvey Outpost

St. Petersburg



398 mm 151mm

REEF - Summer Derby Series

Key Largo



453 mm 51 mm

More information:

Lionfish Recreational Regulations

Report Lionfish

Lionfish Species

Lionfish FAQs

2013 Lionfish Summit

Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF

FWC Facts:
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