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! Attendees can obtain a permit to collect lionfish within the Sanctuary Preservation Areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary using hand nets only. 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.
There are currently no upcoming workshops scheduled.
We anticipate the next workshop to be scheduled for March 2020.
Please sign up for the Workshop Mailing list if you wish to be put on the email list to be notified about upcoming REEF hosted workshop and lionfish events.