Lionfish Tournaments and Events
Get involved with lionfish removal and awareness efforts by participating in any of our statewide events and tournaments, host a "Become the Predator" workshop, feature educational brochures in your shop, or host a "Lionfish: Classroom Invasion" dissection and presentation.
Contact Lionfish@MyFWC.com for more information and to schedule.
Workshop includes an educational presentation about the lionfish invasion, statewide programs and control efforts, harvesting gear and techniques, safe handling and a fillet demonstration.
Dive shops and charters can also request a lionfish excursion. FWC educates and trains divers to confidently and safely harvest lionfish.
Available upon request.
Contact Lionfish@MyFWC.com and include name of organization, location and estimated number of attendees.
Lionfish Tournament Assistance
FWC encourages removal efforts by supporting lionfish-specific and multi-species spearfishing tournaments.
From 2014-2019, Florida has held over 150 tournaments and removed over 122,600 lionfish.
Learn more about the FWC tournament assistance requirements and apply for 2021 lionfish tournament assistance funds.
2021 Lionfish Tournament and Event Calendar
|June 5th-6th||St. Petersburg||
|June 11th-13th||Ft. Pierce||
|June 24th-25th||Deerfield Beach||
Dixie Divers Lionfish Derby
Lionfish Invasion Presentation
|August 5th-7th||St. Augustine|
|October 2nd-3rd||Navarre, FL|
|October 15th-17th||Pensacola, FL||
2021 Lionfish Tournament Results
|Date||Location||Name||Number of Lionfish Harvested||Largest||Smallest||Number of Participants|
REEF Earth Day Lionfish Derby
Emerald Coast Open
Total number of lionfish removed: 10,744
*Note: sizes in mm unless otherwise noted