Lionfish Hunting2021-03-02T18:48:43-05:00

Lionfish – Beautiful but Invasive

Roger J. Muller, Jr. is spreading the word about how lionfish are destroying the underwater marine world. Lionfish are eating all the small tropical fish, small shrimp and lobsters. If we do not educate others to the problem, no one will know about it and care. By lionfish hunting, scuba diving and snorkeling, we take photos of the lionfish and write lionfish articles that will help people understand that they do not belong in the Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans. As a scuba diver, I decided seven years ago to take up the plight of killing as many lionfish as possible to cut their numbers down.

Why Hunt Lionfish?

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  • Dottie Benjamin holding a lionfish

Dottie Benjamin

I wrote a PADI Distinctive Specialty for Lionfish Removal and love teaching divers how to safely capture and remove these fish while minimizing the diver's impact on local marine structures and organisms.

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Person of the Week

  • Dottie Benjamin holding a lionfish

Dottie Benjamin

I wrote a PADI Distinctive Specialty for Lionfish Removal and love teaching divers how to safely capture and remove these fish while minimizing the diver's impact on local marine structures and organisms.

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Lionfish News

Emerald Coast Open Lionfish TournamentEmerald Coast Open

The Emerald Coast Open (ECO) is the largest lionfish tournament in the world! In 2019, ECO had 189 participants and removed 19,167 lionfish throughout the tournament – 14,119 in 3 days! ECO gave away $48,000 in cash prizes, and over $10,000 in gear prizes.  We are looking forward to an exciting 2021 tournament!

Pre-Tournament
February 1 – May 13, 2021
Main Tournament
May 14-16, 2021

Lionfish University Newsletter

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Antigua Open

Antigua Open Lionfish Tournament

October 2021 – The purpose of the event is to help Antigua and Barbuda protect their coral reef ecosystems and create economic opportunities by developing a comprehensive community based plan to minimize the effects of invasive lionfish.

Lionfish News

Lionfish University Newsletter

Sign up for their newsletter and view past newsletters here.

Antigua Open

Antigua Open Lionfish Tournament

October 2021 – The purpose of the event is to help Antigua and Barbuda protect their coral reef ecosystems and create economic opportunities by developing a comprehensive community based plan to minimize the effects of invasive lionfish.

Emerald Coast Open Lionfish TournamentEmerald Coast Open

The Emerald Coast Open (ECO) is the largest lionfish tournament in the world! In 2019, ECO had 189 participants and removed 19,167 lionfish throughout the tournament – 14,119 in 3 days! ECO gave away $48,000 in cash prizes, and over $10,000 in gear prizes.  We are looking forward to an exciting 2021 tournament!

Pre-Tournament
February 1 – May 13, 2021
Main Tournament
May 14-16, 2021

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