Calmer, warmer waters welcome divers.
If you want to take a shot at a few—or a few hundred—lionfish this spring and summer, there’s an event near you in Florida. The FWC’s Lionfish Challenge is a months-long event that racks up huge total numbers of fish taken every year, and CCA has a Lionfish Division in its summer-long STAR event that you can compete in no matter where in Florida you live. There’s quite a lineup of lionfish derbies and tournaments around the state this spring and summer.
In addition to the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day in Pensacola on May 19 & 20, there are also these events upcoming:
Check out this link from Reef Rangers to find out more about the efforts: http://reefrangers.com
You can read more about the FWC’s Lionfish Challenge here: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/lionfish/challenge/ Read more about CCA STAR’s lionfish division here: https://ccaflstar.com/other-divisions/lionfish-division
You can even host a workshop in your area about lionfish, provided by the FWC, which would include lionfish education and a fillet demo. Email your name, organization, location and the estimated number of attendees to Lionfish@MyFWC.com.