Date(s) - 07/12/2019 - 07/14/2019
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL, 34236
You’re invited to partner in the sixth annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby! This exciting and environmentally beneficial event will be hosted by Mote Marine Laboratory, a world-class marine science institution, in cooperation with Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), which helps study and address the lionfish invasion and sanctions official Lionfish Derbies.
This year’s event will be based at Mote, with a captain’s meeting on July 12, lionfish hunting July 13 in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico — tournament boundaries are defined as Collier County to Escambia County — and the lionfish weigh-in July 14 at Mote Marine Laboratory. The public is invited to join Mote scientists and derby participants at the weigh-in for educational dissections and lionfish tastings on Sunday.