Derby Schedule

Late Registration:

Friday, July 7th from 5:30-6:30pm

Mote Marine Laboratory (1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236)

Captain's Meeting:

Friday, July 7th from 6:30-7:30pm

Mote Marine Laboratory (1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236)                                                                                                                                                


Lionfish Collection Day

Saturday, July 8th (Full day of fishing starting at sunrise)                                                                                       

Scoring and awards:

Sunday, July 9th 12:00pm-3:00pm at Mote Marine Laboratory.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lionfish must be turned in to be scored.

Awards will immediatly follow scoring     

MOTE will also be putting on a lionfish cookng competition and tasting on July 9th. A maximum of 175 tickets will be sold for the event. Participating chefs/restaurants include The Beach House, Mattison's, Indigenous, The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill.

Tickets for the cooking competion tasting are $10 and can be purchased here:   

***The Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captain's and all team members are encouraged to attend. The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat. Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed. ***


Registration cost: $120.00 per team (minimum 2 people per team, maximum 4 people)