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REEF Lionfish Derby & Festival

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REEF Lionfish Derby & Festival

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - August 18 @ 2:00 pm

Check out our Conservation Partner’s Event:

Join REEF this August for their annual Lionfish Derby and Festival.

Teams of 2-4 people will compete to remove as many invasive lionfish as possibly from our oceans over a 2 day period. Prizes will be awarded and to cap off the weekend, REEF will be hosting a beach cleanup (details to come)

Tentative Event Schedule
(For all event details and learn how you can register check out the link below.)

Thursday, Aug 15

  • 6:30-7:30PM Captain’s Meeting for registered derby teams (check-in begins at 6PM)
    • REEF Campus, Key Largo & virtual (link sent out to registrants)

Friday, Aug 16

  •  Fishing sunrise to sundown

Saturday, Aug 17

Sunday, Aug 18 – NO FISHING

  • 8AM -10AM – Beach Cleanup – Details Coming Soon
  • 8:30 – 11:30AM Team Weigh-in/Fish Drop off
  • 10AM – 2PM Public event – Lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, tastings, games, and team awards at REEF Campus
  • 1:30PM Awards Ceremony


August 15 @ 6:30 pm
August 18 @ 2:00 pm
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