Lionfish Rodeo

Lionfish Regional Control Workshop
April 14, 2014 4:30-8:00PM
Escambia County Central Office Complex
3363 West Park Place Pensacola, Florida 32505

The Escambia County Marine Resources Division and Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee will host a Lionfish Regional Control Workshop on Monday, April 14, at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place,


. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. an informal “Meet, Greet and Learn” session will take place; Workshop will follow at 5:30.

The objective of the Lionfish Regional Control Workshop will be to allow everyone to become involved in controlling the lionfish population, as collaboration is our best chance for successfully reducing lionfish numbers.

For information about lionfish or the Workshop contact Rick O’Connor, Escambia Extension at (850) 475-5230 or Robert Turpin, Escambia County Marine Resources, (850) 554-5869 or visit You can also complete and turn in the attached Lionfish Control Action Pledge.

2014 Gulf Coast

Lionfish Roundup

The 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup kicks off on May 1st and concludes on May 4th with an Award Ceremony and Lionfish Festival at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club. At Least $4,000 in cash will be awarded to roundup participants. Other prizes will also be available.

Cash Prizes will be awarded for the highest number of fish checked in (first through fifth place), Biggest fish (first second and third place), and the Smallest lionfish measured. We will also have a Team Participation trophy.

There will be

lionfish education

booths and delicious lionfish dishes prepared by Chef Chris at the festival.

Dates: May 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Location: Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Registration: Open until the start of the Captain's meeting on the evening of April 30th, 2014
Entry Fee: $35 per person (includes a t-shirt and 2 raffle tickets for prizes awarded at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club; must be present to win)

Mandatory Captain's Meeting & Safety Briefing
Wednesday April 30th; Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Event runs May 1st through 4th
Weigh Ins: Flora-Bama Yacht Club

 Wednesday 4/30/2014  Mandatory Safety Meeting 6:00pm  
 Thursday 5/1/2014  Lionfish Collection Sunrise 5:00pm
 Thursday 5/1/2014  Scoring Station Open 3:00pm 6:00pm
 Friday 5/2/2014  Lionfish Collection Sunrise 5:00pm
 Friday 5/2/2014  Scoring Station Open 3:00pm 6:00pm
 Saturday 5/3/2014  Lionfish Collection Sunrise 5:00pm
 Saturday 5/3/2014  Scoring Station Open 3:00pm 6:00pm
 Sunday 5/4/2014  Lionfish Collection Sunrise 12:00pm
 Sunday 5/4/2014  Scoring Station Open 8:00am 1:00pm

Prize Structure
Total CASH Prizes: $4,000
Most Lionfish (1st Place): $1,000
Most Lionfish (2nd Place): $750
Most Lionfish (3rd Place): $500
Most Lionfish (4th Place): $250
Most Lionfish (5th Place): $100

Biggest Lionfish (1st Place): $300
Biggest Lionfish (2nd Place): $200
Biggest Lionfish (3rd Place): $100

Smallest Lionfish: $200

Most Lionfish entered per day (Thursday): $200
Most Lionfish entered per day (Friday): $200
Most Lionfish entered per day (Saturday): $200

Participant Registration
Please download and complete a 2014 GCLC Roundup Registration Package (see link below). You may forward payment with your completed Registration Package by mail at the address listed below. Alternatively, you may pay your registration fee via the PayPal link below, and simply note the transaction number on your registration form. Registrants paying via PayPal may forward their applications by email to the following address:

Registration Forms

Derby Registration

Mailing Address:
GCLC Roundup Registration
10139 Sinton Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32507

Raffle Prize Update - PELICAN 1,000 Lionfish Challenge
The PELICAN 1000


Challenge - If We get 1,000 or More Lionfish during the Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup, May 1-4. Gulf Coast Divers and Pelican will donate this 35qt Cooler valued over $250 for us to add to the Raffle prize at our Awards Ceremony.

35QT Elite Cooler

PELICAN 35QT Elite Cooler
Interior Dimensions: 15.75" x 12.00" x 11.50" (40 x 30.5 x 29.2 cm)
  • Up to 10 days ice retention, freezer grade gasket, 2" polyurethane insulation
  • Dual Handle System (Molded-in & Hinged Handles)
  • Press & Pull Latches (Wide for Gloved Use)
  • Molded-In Tie Downs
  • Non-Skid & Non-Marking Raised Feet
  • Molded-In Lock Hasp, Stainless Steel Plate
  • Sloped Drain & Tethered Threaded Plug (Garden Hose Attachable)
  • Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Integrated Fish Scale on Lid
  • Guaranteed for life
  • Assembled in the USA

To view additional details, please see our Facebook page, Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition:

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup