2020 Lionfish Challenge Encourages, Rewards Divers to Remove Invasive Species from Florida Waters

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winners will be announced each month and rewarded with substantial prizes

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals. The participant who harvests the most lionfish will be crowned the Recreational Lionfish King/Queen and the Commercial Champion. (FWC image)

(FWC) – The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals.

The participant who harvests the most lionfish will be crowned the Recreational Lionfish King/Queen and the Commercial Champion.

The Challenge also has a tiered prize system that allows everyone to be rewarded for their removals.

The more removals, the more prizes you win. A new component this year is monthly Mini-Challenges. The winners will be announced each month and rewarded with substantial prizes.

As of this week:

■ 641 people have registered.

■ 157 people have submitted lionfish (150 recreational, seven commercials).

■ 12,580 lionfish submitted.

■ 48 checkpoints for recreational participant submissions.

Recent Mini-Challenge Winners: Most Lionfish between Aug. 21 – Sept. 1

■ Prize – $500 cash
■ Commercial – Isidoro Bedoya – 174 pounds of lionfish
■ Northwest – Bob Gamble – 61 lionfish
■ West – Jennifer Ford – 105 lionfish
■ Northeast – Russell Peters – 705 lionfish
■ Southeast – Shane Rasch 241 lionfish

Recent Raffle Winners

Sept. 2

■ Reef Ranger’s customized FWC lionfish long-sleeved Dry Fit shirt and 10L dry-bag

■ Luke Byous

■ France Mer

■ Upcoming Raffle Drawings

All qualified participants (submission of 20 lionfish or 20 pounds for commercial) will be entered into the drawing.

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

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals. The participant who harvests the most lionfish will be crowned the Recreational Lionfish King/Queen and the Commercial Champion. (FWC image)
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