Call for vendors and divers for the 2020 Lionfish Festival in September, in Destin

July 10, 2020
By Olivia Cameron

To the Editor:
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is announcing the sixth annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival Sept.12 and 13 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin.
Activities will include fillet demonstrations; family-friendly games and activities; art, diving and conservation booths; and the world’s largest lionfish spearfishing tournament, the Emerald Coast Open. As we continue to monitor COVID-19, visit for updates.
Interested in having a booth at the event? Apply today.
Do you harvest lionfish? Register for the Emerald Coast Open lionfish tournament.
Become a volunteer or sponsor by visiting Thanks to our Gold sponsor, Reef Safe Suncare.
The 2020 Lionfish Challenge removal incentive program began May 22 and will continue through Labor Day, Sept. 7.  Register today at
Contact the FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management at 850-487-0554 or email if you have questions.
Support Florida lionfish control programs by purchasing new Rep Your Water lionfish hats at Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida.
Amanda Nalley
Public Relations, FWC