WATCH: Lionfish Challenge Ends Sept. 3, Next Tagged Lionfish from Atlantic Worth $5,000

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The next person to find an FWC-tagged lionfish in Atlantic waters will receive $5,000

ABOVE VIDEO: The last day of the Lionfish Challenge is Labor Day (Sept. 3), but there is still time to earn prizes; submit your harvest or find a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) tagged lionfish.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The last day of the Lionfish Challenge is Labor Day (Sept. 3), but there is still time to earn prizes; submit your harvest or find a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) tagged lionfish.

The next person to find an FWC-tagged lionfish in Atlantic waters will receive a cash prize of $5,000, so make sure you visit public artificial reefs off Duval, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, St. Johns and Volusia counties this week.

As this year’s Challenge comes to a close, we invite all participants, and anyone interested in the current and future management of lionfish, to attend the 2018 Lionfish Summit, Oct. 2-4 in Cocoa Beach. Register today, view the agenda, and more at MyFWC.com/LionfishSummit. The discounted hotel rate is only available through Sept. 2, so book today if you are interested in attending.

The last day of the Lionfish Challenge is Labor Day (Sept. 3), but there is still time to earn prizes; submit your harvest or find a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) tagged lionfish. (FWC image)

Recent Tagged Lionfish Winners

Aug. 11, Duval County: Robert Stackhouse, Isidoro Bedoya, John Thomas, $500

Background

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not. The tagged lionfish component is new this year and includes cash prizes up to $5,000. Lionfish were tagged at 50 public artificial reefs across the state between the depths of 80-120 feet.

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not. The tagged lionfish component is new this year and includes cash prizes up to $5,000. Lionfish were tagged at 50 public artificial reefs across the state between the depths of 80-120 feet. (FWC image)

Tagged lionfish may be worth either cash or product-based prizes and can be found off the following counties: Bay, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okaloosa, Palm Beach, Pinellas, St. Johns and Volusia.

Sign up and learn more today by visiting MyFWC.com/Lionfish.

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