Lionfish Hunting2021-04-21T16:37:13-04:00

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?

View the video in: Spanish | Dutch | Papiamento | Turkish

Person of the Week

  • Roland Verbeek holding lionfish

Roland Verbeek

Roland Verbeek helps to keep Bonaire as a diver's paradise, by catching all the lionfish they see during their weekly dive. Bonaire is under control, not too many lionfish around, and they hope to keep it like that.

Become Person of the Week
View Past Profiles

Person of the Week

  • Roland Verbeek holding lionfish

Roland Verbeek

Roland Verbeek helps to keep Bonaire as a diver's paradise, by catching all the lionfish they see during their weekly dive. Bonaire is under control, not too many lionfish around, and they hope to keep it like that.

Become a Person of the Week
View Past Profiles

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

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 University Newsletter

Sign up for their newsletter and view past newsletters here.

lionfishThe first ever large-scale study of lionfish stings.

Report a lionfish sting (current or past) and describe your pain.
The survey takes only 10-15 minutes to fill out and for every 250 participants, we will raffle off a $100 Visa gift card.

Take the Lionfish Pain Survey

Lionfish News

Lionfish University Newsletter

Sign up for their newsletter and view past newsletters here.

lionfishThe first ever large-scale study of lionfish stings.

Report a lionfish sting (current or past) and describe your pain.
The survey takes only 10-15 minutes to fill out and for every 250 participants, we will raffle off a $100 Visa gift card.

Take the Lionfish Pain Survey

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

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.

Tree on rock over ocean in Aruba

Popular Things To Do Around Aruba

Aruba is a small country that is located right above Venezuela in South America. It is part of the ABC Islands. Almost every day of the year is sunny and the average temperature is 85 degrees.

Take a look at some of my favorite things on the island
Sponsored by Muller Insurance

Lionfishdivers.com is proudly sponsored by Muller Insurance

Learn more about Roger J. Muller, Jr.
Go to Top