Get Involved to Remove Florida Lionfish

Divers can help by harvesting lionfish and non-divers can help by spreading awareness and eating lionfish. Learn more ways to get involved.

Compete for the Crown!

2019 Lionfish Challenge

Participate in the Lionfish Challenge and win harvesting gear or cash prizes for harvesting lionfish from May 18 – Sep. 2.

Lionfish Removal & Awareness Festival

May 2018

Celebrate Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day festival and compete in the Emerald Coast Open tournament May 18-19, 2019 in Destin.

2019 Lionfish Challenge

Current Standings

Total registered divers: 328
Total lionfish submitted to Recreational Category: 9,166
Total lionfish submitted to Commercial Category: 8,191.47 lbs


Compete for the Crown in the 2019 Lionfish Challenge

  • May 18 – Sep. 2
  • Recreational and Commercial diver categories
  • Harvest lionfish & win cash and prizes

Over 590,000 lionfish removed from Florida waters from 2014-2019



Map of Florida's Artificial Reefs

Explore the interactive map to find your next dive spot!