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 Saltwater@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.

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.

DateTimeLocationNameContact
4/24-25

 

Jupiter

MCAC Lionfish Clinic & Hunt

info@mclionfish.com

(772) 221-1387

4/24-25

 

Naples

Naples Spearfishing League 3rd Annual Shootout

naplesspearfishingleague

@gmail.com

5/1-31

 

Jacksonville

 

Northeast Florida Lionfish Blast

 

 

5/16-17

 

Pensacola

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament

Meaghan.Faletti@myfwc.com

5/16-17

 

Ft. Pierce

Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari

Bob Hickerson 772-473-0252

info@TreasureCoastLionfiishSafari.com

5/29-30

 

Jupiter

MCAC Lionfish Round-up

info@mclionfish.com

(772) 221-1387

7/17-18

 

Ft. Lauderdale

Teeples Memorial REEF Lionfish Derby

elizabeth@reef.org

305-852-0030

8/17-15

 

Palm Beach

Palm Beach County REEF Lionfish Derby

elizabeth@reef.org

305-852-0030

8/22

 

Naples

Naples Spearfishing League Lionfish Tournament

naplesspearfishingleague@gmail.com

9/11-12

 

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

 

Key Largo REEF Lionfish Derby

 

elizabeth@reef.org

305-852-0030

 

Visit the FWC lionfish booth at:


Data from previous events

2015

Name Location Date #Harvested Largest Smallest
REEF Winter Lionfish Derby Islamorada 2/7 99 407 mm 98mm

2014

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

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series

Pensacola 5/1-5/4 1914    

Reef Monitoring Lionfish RoundUp

Clearwater

5/10

64    

Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari

Fort Pierce

6/7

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

Suncoast Spearfishing Tournament

St. Petersburg

9/26-28/2014

 

434 mm  

 

Sarasota Lionfish Derby

 

Sarasota

10/3-5/2014

 

   

 

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series

 

Pensacola

10/10-11/2014

2394

419 mm 47 mm 

Sanctuary Friends Foundation Third Annual Lionfish Tournament

Marathon

10/10-12/2014

369

470 mm 89 mm

eBoat Listings Annual REEF-Sanctioned Lionfish Tournament

Boynton Beach

10/18/2014 

406

 389 mm  90 mm

More information:

Lionfish Recreational Regulations

Report Lionfish

Lionfish Species

Lionfish FAQs

2013 Lionfish Summit

Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF



FWC Facts:
The Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management needs volunteers who can share their time, energy and knowledge to help conserve our fisheries resources and teach others to fish.

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