Kick off your summer by joining us for the Miami Lionfish Derby on June 10! We are excited to be hosting this event in partnership with Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Thank you to Whole Foods Market® for sponsoring our 2018 Lionfish Derby Series.
Below is a schedule of events for this weekend's Miami Lionfish Derby. We hope to see you there!
Friday, June 8: Captain's Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. This meeting is mandatory for all derby participants.
Saturday, June 9: Derby participants may begin hunting lionfish at sunrise.
Sunday, June 10: Check in and scoring begins at noon at Museum Park (directly beside Frost Museum.) All participating teams must check in by 1 p.m to be eligible for derby prizes.
The event will feature scoring, lionfish dissections and filleting demonstrations, lionfish tastings and raffles. Attendance at this event is free and open to the public.
Derby award categories include most lionfish, biggest, and smallest. New prize categories include a "Golden Fish Award" in which all participating teams are eligible to win $1,000 cash. There is also a first-timer category for teams consisting of members who have never participated in a REEF Lionfish Derby before.
For more information and to register, visit www.REEF.org/derbies/miamiderby.