Lionfish removals help control the invasion.
Learn how to safely collect and handle lionfish today!
REEF conducts FREE Lionfish Collection and Handling Workshops!
Each workshop will include an in classroom background on the invasion, lionfish biology, ecological impacts, current research, collecting and handling techniques and much more! Once wrapping up on land, we will head out to the water and put our skills to work during a dive charter sponsored by FWC. The workshop and dives are free, and REEF will provide lionfish collecting gear, but you will need to bring your own SCUBA gear or organize a rental through the dive shop. Please contact the shop directly prior to the workshop if you need rental gear. *Due to advanced nature of the lionfish collection dives an advanced dive certification and 30 dives minimum are required for dive participants.
Upcoming Lionfish Collecting & Handling Workshops:
Virtual Upper Keys Lionfish Collecting & Handling Workshop
Wednesday, September 9 - 6:30pm-8:30pm EDT
Virtual Lionfish Workshop Registration
***Please note that this workhop will not include a two-tank charter dive. However, if you wish to participate in lionfish collection dives after the workshop Key Dives in Islamorada, FL and Rainbow Reef in Key Largo, FL will be running lionfish dive charters on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12. If you wish to participate in lionfish collection dives on either of these days, please contact Key Dives or Rainbow Reef for rates, times, and more information on how to register.
Please sign up for the Lionfish Mailing list if you wish to be put on the email list to be notified about upcoming REEF hosted workshop and lionfish events.