Be sure to join us for the Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival on Sept. 8-11, 2022! The event includes two days to collect as many invasive lionfish as possible, followed by a family-friendly lionfish festival hosted at the picturesque Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina in Islamorada. The festival is open to the public and features lionfish tastings, drink specials, educational demonstrations, games, interactive booths from environmental vendors, live music, and more. Visit for all the details and check out the 2022 Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival Facebook event.

The REEF Lionfish Derby Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, including Sharkey's Pub & Galley Restaurant. Located in downtown Key Largo on the Port Largo canal, Sharkey's Pub has everything from waterside dining, pool and darts, to local beers. If you're in the Key Largo area, come by Sharkey's on Saturday July 16 for Rockin' the Dock, their anniversary celebration. Thank you Sharkey's, for your support of REEF Invasive Species Program!

Teams of two to four people may register to compete in the derby. Be sure to sign up soon to take advantage of the early bird rate of $75 per team, available until August 8. Registration is available online here. You can also stay up to date on derby info and connect with other teams by joining the REEF Invasive Lionfish Facebook Group.