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!

2021 Lionfish Challenge

Participate in the Lionfish Challenge and win harvesting gear or cash prizes for harvesting lionfish from May 21 – Sept. 6.

Lionfish Removal & Awareness Festival

Celebrate Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day festival and compete in the Emerald Coast Open tournament in Destin.

2021 Lionfish Challenge Final Results

Recreational Winners

Lionfish King: Brooks Feeser – 1632 Lionfish
2nd Place: Carl Antonik –  1582 Lionfish
3rd Place: Christina Raber-Jehn – 1475 Lionfish

Commercial Winners

Commercial Champion: Rachel Bowman –  730 lbs.
2nd Place: Paul DeCuir – 725 lbs.
3rd Place: Alex Fogg – 657 lbs.

21,146 Lionfish Removed During 2021 Lionfish Challenge!


Join us at our Lionfish Festival and Tournament!

  • The 2021 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival was held May 15 & 16 at HarborWalk Village in Destin, FL!
  • Learn more!

Over 758,000 lionfish removed from Florida waters from 2014-2020



Map of Florida's Artificial Reefs

Explore the interactive map to find your next dive spot!