Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition education mitigation utilization

Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition

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.

Lionfish Research
Lionfish Mitigation
Lionfish Sushi

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:
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.