Lionfish Hunting2020-09-23T22:00:50-04:00

Why Must We Hunt Lionfish?

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 Must We Hunt Lionfish?

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.

Recent Lionfish Articles and Videos

Lionfish Safety Tips: Part 1

Lionfish University shares information and resources relating to the infestation of this invasive species. Their goal is to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining these fragile ecosystems in the global community.

Person of the Week

Stacy Frank

Stacy has been an avid SCUBA diver since 1973 and lives to dive. Stacy has an enduring passion for ocean conservation. She co-founded Lionfish University with JV Hart in 2012. Their goal is to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining these fragile ecosystems in the global community, and to fund efforts to mitigate the devastating effects of this invasive species.

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Lionfish News

Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament

Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Restaurant Week moves forward to help environment

The Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, but Restaurant Week is a go. Seven restaurants will feature lionfish in various dishes through Sept. 11 to raise lionfish awareness.
Learn more about Restaurant Week: https://emeraldcoastopen.com/restaurant-week/

Antigua Open

Antigua Open Lionfish Tournament

June 4-6, 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.

REEF 2020

REEF’s 2020 Upper Keys Lionfish Derby and Festival (Socially Distant)

September 10-13, 2020 – REEF’s 11th Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby &  Festival

Yucatecan scientists analyze the use of lionfish venom to treat Alzheimer’s

The poisonous substance of the lionfish, an invasive species that prevails on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, is studied by Yucatecan scientists to understand the process of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lionfish News

Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament

Emerald Coast Open

“A lot of folks put in a lot of work to make this event happen. While it’s unfortunate we have to cancel this year, we will be back bigger and better in 2021. We hope to see everyone at next year’s tournament, which is scheduled for May 14-16, 2021,” said Alex Fogg, Coastal Resource Manager for Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

REEF 2020

REEF’s 2020 Fort Lauderdale Lionfish Derby

Fort Lauderale Derby POSTPONED until a later date still TBD

REEF’s 2020 Upper Keys Lionfish Derby and Festival (Socially Distant)

September 10-13, 2020 – REEF’s 11th Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby &  Festival

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Learn more about Roger J. Muller, Jr.
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