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October lionfish contest, win $400

September 30, 2016 5 Comments
October lionfish contest, win $400

New lionfish contest for the month of October! Anyone who enters a report for a removed or sighted lionfish on the map during the month of October 2016 will be eligible to win. Update November 1, 2016 Congratulations to Patrick VanBrakel for winning the October contest! Patrick has been doing a lot of lionfish hunting […]

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Why I love lionfish

September 27, 2016 0 Comments
Why I love lionfish

“A hunt based only on the trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.” -Fred Bear When you see the beautiful red fish hovering over a coral head with its pectoral fins splayed out widely and the venomous white tips of the dorsal spines flowing like a bird’s feathers you can’t […]

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Is that lionfish a Pterois Miles or Pterois Volitans?

July 25, 2016 1 Comment
Is that lionfish a Pterois Miles or Pterois Volitans?

Pterois Volitans or Pterois Miles? Many divers and lionfish hunters are not aware that there are actually two different species of lionfish in the invaded range of the Western Atlantic, the Pterois Volitans (Red Lionfish) and the Pterois Miles (Devil Firefish). (Click here to learn more about why lionfish are a problem.) There are approximately […]

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Largest Lionfish Contest for entire range of invasive lionfish

July 18, 2016 2 Comments
Largest Lionfish Contest for entire range of invasive lionfish

Largest Lionfish Contest Report your lionfish on the lionfish tracking map with a photo of your largest one to enter the lionfish contest for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate from www.LionfishHunting.com , the complete online store for everything lionfish related. A big shout of thanks to Zookeeper Lionfish Containers for their generous contribution […]

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The lionfish plague is now spreading to the Mediterranean

July 14, 2016 1 Comment
The lionfish plague is now spreading to the Mediterranean

The beautiful but invasive predator lionfish has gained a firm foothold in the Western Atlantic and can now be found throughout the Caribbean, down to South America and as far north as the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay. The lionfish has proven to be the worst invasive fish outbreak in recorded history of the […]

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New Lionfish Tracking Map released today

May 17, 2016 0 Comments
New Lionfish Tracking Map released today

The official launch of the first publicly available interactive lionfish tracking map for use around the entire range of the invasive species lionfish occurs this week. This lionfish tracking map, available at http://lionfish.info/lionfish-tracking-map/, allows anybody to directly input where they either removed or spotted an invasive lionfish. If spotted a green pin is plotted on […]

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Lionfish wanted! Sell your lionfish to Florida seafood dealers

March 14, 2016 0 Comments
Lionfish wanted! Sell your lionfish to Florida seafood dealers

Want to sell your lionfish? With a $50 Saltwater Products License (Click here to find information about and the application to obtain your SPL) you can sell your catch to seafood wholesale dealers around the State of Florida. Below is a great list compiled by the FWC Lionfish program (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) […]

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New Lionfish Hunting Gear for 2016

February 21, 2016 0 Comments
New Lionfish Hunting Gear for 2016

The 2016 lionfish hunting season is quickly approaching and we have lots of exciting new lionfish hunting equipment to share with you! The always popular Zookeeper lionfish container is now being made with an all clear housing instead of the original white so that you can easily see how loaded your container has become. The […]

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FWC approves plan to allow one extra lobster for 10 lionfish during Florida mini-season

July 26, 2015 0 Comments
FWC approves plan to allow one extra lobster for 10 lionfish during Florida mini-season

At its June meeting in Sarasota, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a new and exciting opportunity that will encourage divers to remove invasive lionfish by allowing them to take one extra spiny lobster each day during the two-day sport season this summer (July 29-30) that they also harvest 10 lionfish. In […]

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Florida FWCC Develops Free Lionfish Reporting App for iOS and Android Devices

February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Florida FWCC Develops Free Lionfish Reporting App for iOS and Android Devices

The Report Florida Lionfish app for iOS and Android mobile devices was developed for The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) by Developer Solodev in order to raise awareness of the dangers facing Florida waters by lionfish. The app currently works on all generations of iPads and iPhones as well as Android based mobile […]

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