2019 marks the 11th year of REEF Lionfish Derbies. Join us at one or ALL of our derbies! 

This year in addition to the prizes awarded at each derby we will be awarding points for each team during the 2019 Summer Series.

At the 10th Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby and Festival we will award prizes to the 2019 REEF Lionfish Series Champions.

REEF's 2019 Summer Lionfish Derby Series

June 28-30th REEF's 8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Lionfish Derby

Fort Lauderdale Lionfish Derby Details & Registration

hosted by 15th Street Fisheries

July 12-14th REEF's 6th Annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby  

Announcement -  Derby Cancelled due to Weather

Lionfish Public Culinary Tasting at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium still on as scheduled

Sarasota Lionfish Derby Details & Registration

hosted by MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium


September 13-15th REEF's 10th Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival & 2019 Series Finale

Upper Keys Lionfish Derby Details & Registration

hosted by Postcard Inn, Islamorada

We are still seeking sponsors for our Upper Keys Derby in September. Please contact  lionfish@REEF.org if you are interested. 

Sponsor a REEF Lionfish Derby

Volunteers are welcome at all of our derby events. Please contact lionfish@REEF.org or call 305 852 0030 if you would like to help out!


Special Thanks to our 2019 Derby Sponsors and Hosts

Activities occurred within NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary under permit 








Past 2019 Derbies

March 29-30th REEF's 7th Annual Winter Lionfish Derby, Key Largo 

hosted by Sharkey's Pub and Galley 
2018 REEF Lionfish Derby Results and Press