Lionfish Events

Host a REEF Sanctioned Lionfish Derby!

Help fight the lionfish invasion by hosting a REEF Sanctioned Lionfish Derby. Lionfish derbies have been found to be effective tools in reducing lionfish populations in derby areas. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) has been organizing and conducting derbies since the first derby in the Bahamas in 2009. REEF aims to help others organize and conduct safe and effective derbies by offering a "REEF Sanctioned Lionfish Derby" program to provide tools, templates and promotion for derby organizers. Derbies that meet criteria found in successful derbies around the region will be recognized and promoted through this program.

Read more about the REEF Sanctioned Lionfish Derby program here.

Download and complete the REEF Sanctioned Lionfish Derby request form here.

 


Upcoming REEF Sanctioned Lionfish Derbies

Gold Coast Lionfish Derby




Location: Boca Raton, FL
Date: July 25-26, 2014
WebsiteTBA
Contact: Sean Meadows
Email: worldofscubafl@gmail.com


Jacksonville Derby 




Location: Beach Marine, Jacksonville Beach, FL
DateAugust 8-9, 2014
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-northeast-florida-lionfish-rodeo-tickets-11810301931
Contact: Walt Quinn
Email: waltquinn@comcast.net


Sarasota Derby




Location: Sarsota, FL
Date: October 5, 2014
Website: SarasotaLionfishDerby.com
Contact: Allie ElHage
Email: zookeeperlcu@gmail.com


DEEP 2014 Roatan Lionfish Derby



 


Location:
Roatan, Honduras
Date:
October 20-22, 2014
Website:
www.caredeeply.org
Contact:
Kelli Shaw
Email:
kelli@caredeeply.org

 

Past REEF Sanctioned Lionfish Derbies

 

Reef Builders Lionfish Round-Up

 

 

 

Location: The Twisted Tuna, Port Salerno, FL
Date: July 12, 2014
Website: www.mcacreefs.org and www.mclionfish.com
Contact: MCAC Artificial Reef Fund, Inc.
Email: info@mcacreefs.org

 

 

Third Annual Hairoun Beer Mayreau Regatta Lionfish Derby

 



Location: Saline Bay, Mayreau, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Date:
May 1, 2014
Contact:
Nancy Saul-Demers (784-458-8006)
Email:
nancyandlorne@gmail.com
Website:
www.facebook.com/mayreau.regatta

 

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Derby




Location: Flora Bama Yacht Club (17350 Peridido Key Dr., Pensacola, FL 32507)
Date: April 30-May 4, 2014
Website: www.gulfcoastlionfish.com
Contact: Andy Ross (850-529-2475)
Email: sharkman58@gmail.com


Treasure Coast Derby




Location: Fort Pierce City Marina (1 Avenue A, Ft Pierce, FL)
DateJune 6-7, 2014
Website: Treasurecoastlionfishsafari.com
Contact: Bob Hickerson
Email:
thefrapper001@gmail.com


St. Vincent and the Grenadines Fisherman's Day Lionfish Derby




Location:
Mainland St. Vincent
Date:
June 9, 2014
Contact email:
fishdiv@vincysurf.com

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