The Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival scheduled for Sept. 12 & 13 has been canceled. FWC and Okaloosa County made this decision to keep the public, attendees, and staff safe and healthy.
The 2020 Lionfish Challenge is being extended until November 1, 2020!
The Lionfish Challenge rewards harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals. This year, participants who submitted the largest and smallest lionfish were eligible to receive up to $3,000 in cash prizes thanks to support from sponsors: American Sportfishing Association, Yamaha Motor Company, Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and National Marine Manufacturers Association. Thanks to these and the Lionfish Challenge Raffle sponsors including Florida Underwater Sports, Toothless Life, Lionator Pole Spears, Neritic Diving, Stream2Sea, ZooKeeper and Customatic Optics. The Lionfish Challenge could not be possible without your help.