In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Miami Seaquarium would like to invite you to join us in learning about the invasive lionfish and spreading awareness on the effects it has on South Florida habitats.
On April 22nd, Miami Seaquarium will be hosting a REEF sanctioned lionfish derby and a community picnic from 2pm-6pm.
REEF sanctioned lionfish derbies are a great way to cull the local population of lionfish in South Florida. These fish are native to the South Pacific and Indian oceans. They have no natural predators in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, or the Gulf of Mexico, so they are thriving in these areas. Lionfish are able to eat almost anything, which is really taking a toll on our South Florida marine ecosystems, causing native species to lose their food and resources.
Not only is this event for fishermen to take part in, but a day for the whole family to enjoy! Get a taste of lionfish by sampling them cooked in a number of ways, get creative by participating in lionfish jewelry workshops and learn more about what you can do at the local level to fight the lion fish invasion by visiting with our participating organizations!