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Save the date for 2023 event: May 19-21, 2023

Congratulations to all the divers: 11,253 fish for the 2 day main event.

2,582 Lionfish during the pre tournament

Grand total for this years Emerald Coast Open


1st Place Most – Deepwater Mafia 1 – 1,623 Lionfish

1st Place Largest – Big Blue – 436 MM

1st Place Smallest – Alabama Jammin – 39 MM

Most pre tournament fish turned in – Tim Shivers – 604 Lionfish

Restaurant Week Champion – Bortulas – Chef Al Massa

Great job everyone

Pre-tournament Lionfish Final Count As Of May 12th, 2022



Participate and win cash and Gear prizes! The more lionfish you remove, the more prizes you can win! Monthly prizes for pre-tournament participants. Huge cash prizes for Main Tournament


FWC’s Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day Festival is back better than ever! Bring the family and learn about lionfish, see lionfish, and even taste lionfish!


By the Numbers

Tournament Participants

Total Lionfish Removed

Main Tournament

Pre Tournament

ECO22 Restaurant Week

ECO22 Lionfish Restaurant Week!

Sample lionfish at one of Destin-Fort Walton Beach’s featured restaurants during the Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Restaurant Week! Local chefs will highlight lionfish in unique dishes to help bring awareness to the lionfish invasion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Be sure to mark these dates down and support our local supporters!

Did You Miss The ECO Lionfish Pre Tournament Kick Off Party?

Here’s a recap of that fantastic night!

Dewey’s Harborside 1835 Porch Bar Event Space for the Kick off Party with Free Food, Lionfish Appetizers, cash bar, and several awesome giveaways was a GREAT event! The event was outdoors and it was cold but that did not stop everyone from coming out! 

If you missed it check out the video to see what you missed!

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ECO22 Pre Tournament Party
ECO22 Pre Tournament Party
ECO22 Pre Tournament Party
ECO22 Pre Tournament Party