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  • Lionfish Challenge 2021 Update – June 29

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -  The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals. The participant who harvests the most lionfish will be crowned the Recreational Lionfish King/Queen and the Commercial Champion.
  • May is lionfish time: festivals, tournaments, restaurants and more

    Monday, May 3, 2021 -  Join us in celebrating the 7th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 15-16 (10 a.m.-5 p.m. CT) at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin.
  • Mark your calendars: 2021 Lionfish Festival May 15-16 in Destin; vendors and divers wanted

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 -  Activities will include fillet demonstrations; family-friendly games and activities; art, diving and conservation booths; and the world’s largest lionfish spearfishing tournament, the Emerald Coast Open.
  • Donald C. Vautrinot with Alex Fogg and Gulf record lionfish

    New Gulf record lionfish

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 -  Donald C. Vautrinot was spearfishing for red snapper off Destin when he snagged a Gulf record 18.19 inch lionfish.
  • Lionfish Challenge 2020 Update – Sept. 11

    Friday, September 11, 2020 -  The more lionfish removals, the more prizes you win.
  • Lionfish Challenge 2020 Update – July 30

    Thursday, July 30, 2020 -  The Lionfish Challenge has been extended. Participants will now have until Nov. 1 to submit their lionfish.
  • FWC honors 2019 Lionfish Challenge winners

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -  At its December meeting in Panama City Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) presented trophies to the first-place winners of the 2019 Lionfish Challenge. The Lionfish Challenge awards participants for their efforts in removing lionfish from Florida waters. Participants who remove the most lionfish are crowned the Recreational Lionfish King or Queen and the Commercial Champion.
  • Lionfish Challenge 2018 – 1 month to go – Aug. 8 update

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -  The Lionfish Challenge has less than a month to go (last day to submit is Labor Day, Sept. 3), but there is still plenty of time to earn prizes or find an FWC-tagged lionfish, worth up to $5,000. To learn more about where our tagged lionfish can be found, keep reading.
  • FWC seeking lionfish abstracts for 2018 Lionfish Summit

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking abstracts for the upcoming 2018 Lionfish Summit, Oct. 2-4, in Cocoa Beach. The deadline for abstract submissions is Aug. 3.