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  • FWC Commissioners and award winners

    And the 2021 Lionfish Challenge winners are…

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 -  A total of 21,146 lionfish were removed during the 3.5-month program.
  • 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.
  • Mark your calendars: 2020 Lionfish Festival May 16-17 in Destin; vendors and divers wanted

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 6th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 16 and 17 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the FWC and Destin – Fort Walton Beach.
  • 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.