In 2014, Forty Eight Divers entered a RECORD total of 7,527 Lionfish in six Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition events (see Results HERE). GCLC volunteers also participated in research and community education programs. Lionfish are a dangerous threat to our Gulf Coast ecosystems and fisheries. The Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition is serious about addressing the lionfish invasion, but we need your help. Please consider sponsoring or volunteering your time to GCLC Events.
The Mission of the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition is: to educate the public, and increase awareness of the threats posed by the invasive lionfish to Gulf Coast fisheries and marine ecosystems; to promote and facilitate the removal of
by volunteer divers; and, to promote and facilitate the consumption of lionfish by the public via restaurants and seafood markets.
The Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition is comprised of concerned scientists, scuba divers, fishermen, gourmet cooks, and other stakeholders that work to promote awareness and help mitigate the threat that the invasive Lionfish poses to Gulf Coast fisheries. We have a passion for protecting and enjoying our natural resources, and welcome the participation of any that share those same goals.
How you can help:
Attend a Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition Lionfish Education Event
If you would like to learn more about Lionfish and their impacts, please see our Lionfish Facts page. Also, be sure to check out our events and Facebook pages for up-to-date information on lionfish events in the Pensacola, Florida, and Orange Beach, Alabama areas. We also have lionfish recipes and lionfish hunting gear recommendations on this site. If you've recently spotted lionfish in our area, or, you're planning a lionfish hunting expedition, you should also check out our portal to the Coast Watch's lionfish tracking chart. You can also see the results of our 2014 lionfish removal events here: GCLC 2014 Tournament Results