2013 USFWS Lionfish Workshops

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

Update: The lionfish workshops are complete for 2013. Visit the main lionfish workshop page for updates about upcoming 2014 workshops.

Southeast United States Lionfish Workshop Roadtrip 2013

Funded by a grant through the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Keri Kenning and Lad Akins will be traveling to cities throughout the South East United States to teach lionfish collecting and handling workshops. Workshop topics include background of the invasion, lionfish biology, ecological impacts, current research findings, collecting tools and techniques, market development, and ways to get involved. Workshops are free of charge and open to the public. All divers, fishers, and ocean enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, November 21, Jupiter Florida

7:00 to 9:00 pm
Jupiter Fire Station Community Room
805 N. US Highway 1
Jupiter, FL 33477

DEMA Lionfish Update and Collecting and Handling Workshop
Thursday, November 7, Orlando Florida

5:00 to 6:30 pm
Orange County Convention Center
Room S310EF
Orlando, Florida

Sunday, November 3, Corpus Christi Texas

6:00 to 8:00 pm
Texas State Aquarium
2710 North Shoreline
Corpus Christi, TX 78402

Tuesday, October 29, Tallahassee Florida

6:00 to 8:00 pm
Leon County UF/IFAS Extension Center Office
615 Paul Russell Road
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Monday, October 28, Pensacola Florida

6:00 to 8:00 pm
Escambia County Central Office Complex
3363 W. Park Place
Pensacola, FL 32505

Friday, October 25, Panama City Florida

6:00 to 8:00 pm
Junior League of Panama City
309 W. 5th St.
Panama City, FL 32401

Thursday, October 24, Mobile Alabama

6:30 to 8:30 pm
Five Rivers Delta Resource Center
Blakely Hall Classroom
30945 Five Rivers Bvld.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(On Causeway)

Monday, October 21, Cape Canaveral Florida

6:30 to 8:30 pm
Canaveral Port Authority
Commission Room
445 Challenger Road
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Tuesday, October 15, Key Largo Florida

6:30 to 8:30 pm
REEF Headquarters
98300 Overseas Hwy.
Key Largo, FL 33037
(yellow building in median)

Wednesday, September 25, Miami Florida

8:00 to 10:00 pm
University of Miami
Cox Science Center, Room 126
1301 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Monday, September 9, Morehead City North Carolina

6:00 to 8:00 pm
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Bvld.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

Thursday, September 5, Charleston South Carolina

6:00 to 8:00 pm
South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401

Wednesday, September 4, Wilmington North Carolina

6:00 to 8:00 pm
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Rd.
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Thursday, August 22, Jacksonville Florida

6:30 to 8:30 pm
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Building 39 (Brooks Brown Hall)
Room 1009
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Sunday, August 4, Galveston Texas

5:30 to 7:30 pm
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
4700 Avenue U, Bdlg. 216
Galveston, TX 77551

Thursday, August 1, Houston Texas

6:00 to 8:00 pm
Houston Zoo
Brown Education Center (Enter Gate 8)
6200 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030


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