Lionfish Collecting and Handling Workshops + Collection Dives

Lionfish removals help control the invasion.
Learn how to safely collect and handle lionfish today!

REEF will be conducting a series of completely FREE Lionfish Collection and Handling Workshops! At the workshop, REEF staff will cover the background of the invasion, biology/ecology of lionfish, impacts, and current research findings, as well as a hands-on lesson in how to safely collect and handle lionfish using hand nets, polespears and zookeepers. REEF will also cover the many ways that you can combat the lionfish invasion underwater, and on land. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to obtain a permit which allows you to remove lionfish with HAND NETS ONLY within Sanctuary Preservation Areas within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  

Experienced and novice lionfish collectors are encouraged to attend.  Attendance is FREE. Save time and reserve your space by Pre-Registering today! Walk-ins are always welcome. 

Lionfish Collecting and Handling Workshop Date:

No workshops are scheduled at this time, please check back soon


Can't attend this workshop? Want to attend in the future?

Workshops will run continuously for the next year throughout the upper, middle and lower keys. If you would like to be put on an email list and receive notifications when workshops are scheduled, join the Future Workshop Waiting List here.




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