Thanks for your interest in the Lionfish Collecting and Handling Workshop at REEF Headquarters in Key Largo on Tuesday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The workshop will cover the history of the invasion, lionfish biology, ecological impacts, venomology, how to avoid getting stung, first aid for stings and recommended techniques for collection, handling and filleting. Participants will also have the opportunity to obtain permits that allow removal of lionfish in Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPAs) within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) using nets only. Questions? Call REEF at (305)852-0030.