November 2, 2017
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REEF Releases New App for Invasive Lionfish Sightings for iPhone & Android

Divers and lionfish hunters can now view and report lionfish sightings and removals in real-time throughout the invaded region. By Amy Lee, REEF Trips Program and Communications Manager Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is pleased to announce the official release of “REEF Lionfish Sightings,” a map-based app that will allow […]
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October 24, 2016
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Lions on the Line Illustrates Impact of Lionfish on Reefs

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources For those who don’t live near the Alabama Gulf Coast, you might not be aware that Gov. Robert Bentley declared a Lionfish Awareness Day recently. The reason for the public declaration was to coincide with the Lions on the Line […]
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September 22, 2016
Although lionfish have no controlling predators in the invaded range, diver removals are an effective method of reducing lionfish populations. ©REEF

Seventh Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby Pulls in Hundreds of Invasive Lionfish

By Emily Stokes | REEF Lionfish Program Assistant At the break of dawn on September 10th, 42 dedicated lionfish hunters braved unfavorable weather conditions to compete in the Seventh Annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby. Vying for more than $3,500 in cash prizes, 11 teams brought in 323 lionfish during the […]
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August 3, 2016
Guy Harvey diving for lionfish. Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a seven-day diving excursion in Cuba. Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts

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Guy Harvey Launching Underwater Expedition in Cuba

By Chabeli Herrera | Miami Herald The expedition to discover Cuba is going underwater. Marine wildlife artist and conversationalist Guy Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a weeklong diving trip to the Caribbean island in September — lionfish derby included. Read more…
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July 19, 2016
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Sarasota Lionfish Derby kicks off 2016 REEF Summer Derby Series with a Splash!

News Release By Emily Stokes | REEF Lionfish Program Assistant On July 8-10, 19 lionfish hunters set out to compete in Reef Environmental Education Foundation’s (REEF) Sarasota Lionfish Derby. Vying for more than $3,500 in cash prizes, the 19 participants harvested 429 lionfish from Gulf of Mexico waters ranging from Collier to […]
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June 24, 2016
Although lionfish have no controlling predators in the invaded range, diver removals are an effective method of reducing lionfish populations. ©REEF

REEF 2016 Summer Lionfish Derby Series Dates Released

Key Largo, Florida – June 16th, 2016 This summer, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will be hosting their 8th Annual Summer Lionfish Derby Series.  Lionfish Derbies are competitions where divers and snorkelers compete to bring in the most lionfish in a single day for over $3,500 in cash prizes.  Since […]
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May 14, 2016
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Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day (LRAD)

May 14-15, 2016: 10am-5pm Plaza de Luna 900 S Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32502 Celebrate the second annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day with us! We removed 2,975 lionfish at our first event in 2015. Thanks to all who participated! Let’s see how many MORE lionfish we can remove from Florida […]
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May 4, 2016
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Alabama Sets Snapper Season in State Waters

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Alabama has an extremely valuable resource in waters off our state’s coastline. It combines great fisheries with manmade structures to create the nation’s premier reef fish destination. The Alabama Artificial Reef Program has overseen the deployment of 15,000-plus structures in […]
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March 23, 2016
Students dissect lionfish to look for prey items during marine biology class at Gulf Breeze High School Monday February 29, 2016 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. (Michael Spooneybarger/ CREO)

UWF, Local Schools Team To Study Effects Of Lionfish

By Richard Conn | WUWF The highly invasive lionfish has been become a dominant predator since it was first documented in the Gulf off Pensacola in 2010. Armed with venomous spines, a voracious appetite and no natural predator, it’s common to find 50 to 60 lionfish on just one reef, […]
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March 23, 2016
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Researchers, Restaurateurs Tackle Lionfish Problem

By Mike Ensley | UWF Pensacola – While it may be beautiful in a home aquarium, the aggressive and fast-reproducing lionfish is wreaking havoc in the ocean ecosystem and endangering reef habitats. But there might be a way to keep the lionfish in check: by eating it. Researchers and restaurateurs in […]
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November 10, 2015
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Impact 100 Grant Awarded to Coast Watch Alliance

by Anna Clark | Coastal Watch Alliance Coast Watch Alliance was awarded a grant for $106,000 to “Commercialize Lionfish” by the harvesting and control of this invasive species off of Santa Rosa & Escambia County reefs. This grant will support outfitting lionfish control divers, support other local divers and charter […]
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May 28, 2015
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Guy Harvey, Lionfish and Art

By Fred Garth It was billed as the perfect Guy Harvey storm. Dr. Harvey and his entourage landed in Pensacola, Florida for a weekend of non-stop media interviews, art shows, lionfish eating and even a baseball game with the home team wearing specially designed, super dope Guy Harvey jerseys. The […]
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May 1, 2015
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Celebrate Florida’s first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day May 16 with FWC and Partners

Written by Florida FWC FWC will be hosting the first ever Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament at Plaza de Luna, 900 S. Palafox St., Pensacola, on May 16-17 with the help of sponsors like Guy Harvey Magazine, Coast Watch Alliance, Escambia County Marine Resources, Marina Management, Jaco’s Bayfront Bar […]
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March 25, 2015
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Guy Harvey Brings Fine Art and Lionfish Awareness to Pensacola

By Fred Garth It’s the perfect Guy Harvey storm…where lionfish and marine art collide for a special weekend in Pensacola. The date is May 16, which has officially been crowned, Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (LRAD). A festival will be held with food, drink, music and celebrity chefs preparing lionfish […]
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March 13, 2015
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Lionfish Noise

By Fred Garth   If you’re sick and tired of hearing about the lionfish invasion, better grab some aspirin and earplugs because the noise is only gonna get louder. Think NASCAR races with jet engines. During the past few years, not only have the little spiked cretans breed like jack […]
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March 28, 2014
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Oh NO! Not another article about Lionfish

By Fred Garth If you’re like me, you’re tired of hearing about the lionfish invasion. It’s getting more press than Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal. Even though we’re killing lionfish as fast as we can, they still refuse to go away…just like Christie. The question is, can we eat them up before […]
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April 10, 2013
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Grouper and Lionfish Update ~ Guy Harvey Little Cayman Expeditions 2013

By Guy Harvey PhD My first trip to Little Cayman this year was at the end of January to check in with the Dept of Environment/REEF.org research effort on the Nassau Grouper annual spawning aggregation. Apart from maintaining a balanced reef ecosystem, the recovery of the species is the primary […]
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March 7, 2013
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Calling All Green Chefs to Tortuga Music Festival

Calling all chefs! Do you or your restaurant have a particularly unique and tasty recipe based on a sustainable seafood? If so, then we want you to come cook for us – and thousands of our best friends – at the Tortuga Music Festival on Ft. Lauderdale Beach April 13-14! […]
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