Florida's Lionfish Control Efforts

Visit MyFWC.com/Lionfish to learn more about the lionfish invasion, statewide control programs and ways to get involved!

Become a Reef Ranger!

Sign up today!

Reef Rangers pledge to remove invasive lionfish from local reefs of their choice and do their part in statewide control efforts.

Lionfish Removal & Awareness Festival

May 2018

Celebrate Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day festival and tournament every May at multiple locations held statewide.

Lionfish Challenge 2018

Compete for the Crown!
May 19 - Sep. 3
Harvest lionfish, earn prizes!
Find a tagged lionfish, win up to $5,000!
Learn more at MyFWC.com/Lionfish.


More than 430,000 lionfish removed from Florida waters from 2014-2017

Map of Florida Artificial Reefs

Explore the interactive map to view the public reefs in Florida and see where divers have been removing lionfish. Become a Reef Ranger and adopt a reef near you to protect your local reefs from invasive lionfish.

Sign up today and receive a free Lionfish Control Team t-shirt, tank sticker and magnet!


The current leader board

Blue Indian caught a total of 438 lionfish.

Nashville Predator Dive Team caught a total of 370 lionfish.

Nativeendeavors@gmail.com caught a total of 357 lionfish.

Capt. Tj caught a total of 120 lionfish.

FranksTanksDSD caught a total of 92 lionfish.


Team of the Month: Nashville Predator Dive Team

Sign up to become a Reef Ranger and share a photo or story about your harvest and you could see your team featured here as team of the month!