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 meaghan.faletti@myfwc.com  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 Saltwater@MyFWC.com. 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 Saltwater@MyFWC.com to get it featured on the calendar.

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DateTimeLocationNameContact
10/10-11/2014  

Pensacola - Flora Bama Yacht Club - 17350 Perdido Key Drive

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series

Andy Ross 850-529-2475

 10/3-5/2014  

Sarasota

Sarasota Lionfish Derby

941-587-7206, zookeeperlcu@gmail.com

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 Jessica@eboatlisting.com

 *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

Clearwater

5/10/2014

64    

Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari

Fort Pierce

6/7/2014

581 399 mm 97 mm 

MCAC Artificial Reef Builders Lionfish Round-Up

Port Salerno

7/11-7/12/2014

512 425 mm 139 mm 

REEF - Teeples Memorial

Fort Lauderdale

 7/19/2014

557 430 mm 135 mm

Lion Tamer Dive Tournament

Panama City Beach

 7/26/2014

452 .01 oz  2.31 lbs 

2nd Annual Northeast Florida Lionfish Rodeo

Jacksonville

8/9/2014

1092 448 mm 87 mm

Fourth Annual Palm Beach County Lionfish Derby

Palm Beach 

8/16/2014 

639

420 mm 70 mm

Lionfish Safari Guy Harvey Outpost

St. Petersburg

9/6-7-2014

473

398 mm 151mm

REEF - Summer Derby Series

Key Largo

9/13/2014

573

453 mm 51 mm

More information:

Lionfish Recreational Regulations

Report Lionfish

Lionfish Species

Lionfish FAQs

2013 Lionfish Summit

Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF



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