The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced its 2022 Lionfish Challenge tournament, which will run through Sept. 6.

The Lionfish Challenge is a summer-long lionfish tournament open to competitors around the state of Florida. This is the seventh year of the Lionfish Challenge with a goal of removing as many lionfish as possible in just 3.5 months. Are you up for the Challenge?

Participants will compete in either the commercial or the recreational division.

Prizes will be awarded in tiers as follows:

Tier 1 ­- Harvest 25 lionfish (recreational category) or 25 pounds of lionfish (commercial category).
Tier 2 – Harvest 100 lionfish (recreational category) or 250 pounds of lionfish (commercial category).
Tier 3 – Harvest 300 lionfish (recreational category) or 500 pounds of lionfish (commercial category).
Tier 4- Harvest 600 lionfish (recreational category) or 1000 pounds of lionfish (commercial category)

To read the full tournament rules or register, visit