Lionfish Derby and Event Calendar

Local control efforts such as lionfish derbies are an effective means of lionfish control. Find a lionfish derby or lionfish-related educational event near you.


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Key Largo - John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

REEF - Summer Derby Series or 305-852-0030

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:

  • Gulf Coast Jam’s Conservation Village in Panama City – August 29-31
  • Suncoast Spearfishing Tournament in St. Pete – Sept. 26-28
  • Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola – Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

Add your event to the calendar by emailing Event Date, Event Location and Address, Event Name, Event Website, Event Contact Information to

Data from previous events

Name Location Date #LionfishHarvested 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



398mm 151mm

More information:

Lionfish Recreational Regulations

Lionfish Species

Lionfish FAQs

Report Lionfish

2013 Lionfish Summit

Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF


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