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SpearfishingDates Announced For The Key Largo Lionfish Derby

Dates Announced For The Key Largo Lionfish Derby


The dates for the annual Key Largo Lionfish Derby have been announced, and the event will be taking place on April 3-4, 2020.

The Derby is organized by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation and aims to combat invasive lionfish in the Florida keys.

During the event, participants can capture lionfish by spearing or netting, and participants can snorkel, scuba dive or freedive while doing so. Those taking part in the Derby can operate in teams of two to four people, and registration costs US$120/~£93 /~€111 per team.

The event will feature a wide range of prizes, including the most fish caught by a team, and the smallest and largest fish. The final judging for the competition will be held at 17:00 on Saturday, April 4, at Sharkey’s Sharkbite Grill.

The Lionfish Derby is not just about catching the fish, and there is a host of other activities taking place, including raffles, lionfish filleting and dissection lessons, games, and tastings of the many delicious ways lionfish can be cooked.

You can find out more information and register here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for