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Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival 2018

Coast Watch Alliance
Event organized by Coast Watch Alliance

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Come celebrate the 4th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day festival and Lionfish World Championship tournament hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Coast Watch Alliance and Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition on May 19-20 at Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Ole River Grille on the Florida/Alabama coastal border.

The event is FREE to the public and includes activities such as:
- Lionfish tastings prepared by celebrity chefs
- Fillet demonstrations
- Family-friendly activities
- Raffles and prizes
- Local diving, conservation and art booths

Interested in hosting a booth, joining in the festivities or volunteering? Visit ReefRangers.com for more information or email Lionfish@MyFWC.com.

Are you a diver interested in harvesting lionfish? Register for the Lionfish World Championship tournament to contribute to invasive lionfish removal efforts and win prizes (and bragging rights)!
*Visit LionfishWorldChampionship.com for more information and to register

FWC will be hosting the headquarters event in Pensacola, but stop by any participating event occurring statewide to learn about invasive lionfish and support statewide removal efforts.
*Visit ReefRangers.com for ways to get involved around Florida.

4,018 lionfish were removed from Florida waters during the two-day Pensacola LRAD tournament in 2017 and more than 12,000 lionfish were removed from statewide LRAD tournaments. Let's see how many MORE lionfish we can remove the weekend of May 19-20, 2018!

We hope to see you there and as always, happy lionfish hunting!