Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is May 16

Lion Fish removal

Help remove lionfish from Florida waters this weekend, May 16th.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day by hosting and promoting a weekend of exciting events across the state, starting Saturday, May 16.

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year) was created by FWC Commissioners to raise awareness about lionfish, a nonnative, invasive species that have a potential negative impact on native species and habitat.

Ready to help? The FWC will be hosting a Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament in Pensacola and promoting several other events hosted across the state. Click here to find a lion fish event in your area.  Can’t make any of the organized events? Remove lionfish on your own and to report your catch, click here.

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