2018 Sarasota Lionfish Derby

Derby Schedule


Late Registration:

Friday, July 6th from 5:30-6:30pm

Mote Marine Laboratory (1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236)


Captain's Meeting:

Friday, July 6th from 6:30-7:30pm

Mote Marine Laboratory (1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236) 

***The Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captain's and all team members are encouraged to attend. The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat. Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed. ***                                                                                                                                              

Lionfish Collection Day

Saturday, July 7th - sunrise to sunset

Sunday July 8th - sunrise to noon                                                                                  


Scoring and awards:

Sunday, July 9th - 12:00pm-1:00pm: Lionfish must be turned in to be scored

Awards will immediatly follow scoring     

MOTE will also be putting on a lionfish cookng competition and tasting on July 8th. A maximum of 175 tickets will be sold for the event. Participating chefs/restaurants include The Beach House, Mattison's, Indigenous, The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill.

Tickets for the cooking competion tasting are $10 and can be purchased here: https://mote.org/events/details/sarasota-lionfish-derby2   


Registration cost: $120.00 per team (minimum 2 people per team, maximum 4 people)







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