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

 

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 

 

 

Jacksonville Derby 




Location: Jacksonville, FL
DateAugust 8-9, 2014
Website: TBA
Contact: Walt Quinn
Email: waltquinn@comcast.net

  

Boynton Beach Derby




Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Date: July 25-26, 2014
WebsiteTBA
Contact: TBA
EmailTBA

 

Sarasota Derby




Location: Sarsota, FL
Date: October 3-4, 2014
Website: TBA
Contact: Allie ElHage
Email: zookeeperlcu@gmail.com

 

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