10th Annual Lionfish Round-Up Live event & awards party June 19th, 2021 Blue Pointe Bar & Grill @ Jupiter Pointe Marina
We are proud to have contributed 9 years of live, in-person events to the Lionfish education and removal in our region of the State of Florida. This has resulted in 365 divers removing 3,378 lionfish from our reefs and estuaries.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH: Join us as we award $2000 in prizes for the days catch Largest, Smallest and Most!
FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH: $100 Cash /$50 Gift Certificate and a Jim Barry lithograph "Ship's Keeper" compliments of H2Overboard.com Congratulations to our winner - Todd Schoppe, with 12 Lionfish
TODAY'S PRIZE - THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH: $100 Cash / a 2 tank dive, compliments of Stuart Scuba & $50 Gift Certificate from H2Overboard.com Congratulations to our winner - Stuart Montgomery with 15 Lionfish
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH: $100 Cash / $50 Gift Certificate from H2Overboard.com & a Tito's Handmade Vodka gift pack Congratulations to our winner - Christine Raininger, with 1 Lionfish TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH: $100 Cash / $50 Gift Certificate and a Jim Barry lithograph "Tournament Time" from H2Overboard.com Congratulations to our winner - Christine Raininger, with 1 Lionfish MONDAY, JUNE 14TH: $100 Cash / $50 Gift Certificate from H2Overboard.com & a Tito's Handmade Vodka gift pack Congratulations to our winner - Christine Raininger, with 1 Lionfish
SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH: $100 Cash / $50 Gift Certificate from H2Overboard.com - unclaimed - SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH: $100 Cash / Compliments of Stuart Scuba, a 2 tank dive and a Lionfish pole spear Congratulations to our winner - Todd Schoppe, with 6 Lionfish
Lionfish are an invasive species that threaten our reef systems throughout the Caribbean and along the southeastern seaboard of the United States.
Lionfish Facts: · Lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) are a venomous, spiny fish with a native habitat range in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. · They are popular with aquarium enthusiasts around the world. It is likely these fish were introduced to the Atlantic via the aquarium trade or ballast tanks of transoceanic vessels. · Lionfish are known to be highly territorial and can be found offshore or in estuaries. In Florida, lionfish have been found in all water depths; on hard bottom, mangrove, seagrass, coral, artificial reefs, oyster reefs, seawalls and other manmade structures. · These areas provide a perfect concentrated food source that is comprised of a wide variety of small fish (including economically important gamefish) and crustaceans (notably lobster, crabs and shrimp). They also furnish excellent structure and hiding areas from which the lionfish can ambush and corner prey with its large fins before swallowing it whole. Lionfish can consume prey over 50% of their own body size and expand their stomachs to 30 times their normal size. · Reproduction can occur every 4 days with up to 30,000 eggs per spawn. The lionfish eggs hatchin just 2 days and settle within a month.