Lionfish Derby and Event Calendar

Local control efforts such as lionfish derbies have shown to be an effective means of lionfish control. Several of these events are held across the state annually along with many other lionfish related educational events. Find a lionfish derby or lionfish-related educational event near you.


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Jacksonville - Mudville Grille


Northeast Florida Lionfish Blast

4/14/2014 4:30-8 p.m.

Pensacola -

Escambia County Central Office Complex - 3363 West Park Place

Lionfish Regional Control Workshop

Rick O'Connor at 850-475-5230 or Robert Turpin at 850-554-5869


Pensacola - Flora Bama Yacht Club - 17350 Perdido Key Drive 

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series

Andy Ross 850-529-2475

6/7/2014 Sunrise to 5 p.m.

Fort Pierce - City Marina

Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari

Bob Hickerson 772-473-0252 or info@treasurecoast


Bahamas - Green Turtle Cay


REEF - Summer Derby Series or 305-852-0030


The Twisted Tuna, 4290 SE Salerno Rd, Port Salerno, FL 34997

MCAC Artificial Reef Builders Lionfish Round-Up

MCAC Reef Fund, Inc., PO Box 1852, Palm City, FL 34991; 772-223-1685

Fort Lauderdale - 15th Street Fisheries

REEF - Teeples Memorial or 305-852-0030

Palm Beach - Sailfish Marina

REEF - Summer Derby Series or 305-852-0030
Sept. Date to be determined  

Pensacola - Flora Bama Yacht Club - 17350 Perdido Key Drive


Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series


Andy Ross 850-529-2475


Key Largo - John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

REEF - Summer Derby Series or 305-852-0030


To have your event included in the calendar, submit the following information via email to Event Date, Event Location and Address, Event Name, Event Website, Event Contact Information, Is this an annual event and if so, please provide future year’s dates if known?


More information:

Lionfish Recreational Regulations

Lionfish Species

Lionfish FAQs

2013 Lionfish Summit

Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF


FWC Facts:
Our bass fisheries provide significant value to our state. Ensuring healthy lakes and rivers benefits many species of fish and wildlife as well as trophy fisheries.

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