FWC Lionfish Press Releases

And the winners are…FWC announces Lionfish Challenge recreational and commercial winners

Who will be the next Lionfish Challenge winners? Find out Sept. 9

More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in the Lionfish Challenge 2017

As another Lionfish Removal and Awareness weekend wraps up, a new Lionfish Challenge begins

Remember: 2017 Lionfish Challenge starts tomorrow on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day

Lionfish and festivals and reward programs, OH MY!

Panhandle Pilot Program ends May 19, 2017

FWC crowns Lionfish King; Celebrates removal over 111,000 lionfish

Lionfish hunters honor veteran with artificial reef naming

2016 Lionfish Challenge

2016 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day

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  • Lionfish cull this weekend - Cayman Compass November 17, 2017
    Cayman CompassLionfish cull this weekendCayman CompassThe 24th Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) tournament will be held this weekend as part of Ocean Conservation Month. The CULL event will be hosted at Guy Harvey's Restaurant and Bar Crudo. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Kenneth B ...
  • Lionfish Derby helps cut predator numbers - Royal Gazette November 16, 2017
    Royal GazetteLionfish Derby helps cut predator numbersRoyal GazetteMore than 120 predator fish have been removed from Bermuda's waters thanks to a Lionfish Derby held by Royal Bermuda Regiment divers. The RBR Underwater Task Force teamed up with the Bermuda Lionfish Task Force for a team competition to help ...
  • Lionfish, grouper study at FGCU center will observe behaviors of native, invasive species - The News-Press November 15, 2017
    The News-PressLionfish, grouper study at FGCU center will observe behaviors of native, invasive speciesThe News-Press“Great invaders.” That's what Emma DeRoy calls lionfish: the Indo-Pacific marine species that reproduces rapidly and exponentially, eats just about anything, and faces almost no predators here. These spiny, colorful creatures are proliferating in ...
  • How putting lionfish on the menu can help save St Lucia's reefs - TTG November 15, 2017
    TTGHow putting lionfish on the menu can help save St Lucia's reefsTTGFor people visiting St Lucia, trying new dishes is all part of the holiday experience, but lionfish is not served as often as it could be. This is partly due to the misconception that the fish is poisonous (although the spines are venomous, with […]