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Florida’s lionfish festival and challenge kicks off this weekend

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Saturday, May 18, kicks off Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2019 Lionfish Challenge and Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival.

The challenge, sponsored by Keep Florida Fishing, runs through Sept. 2, with the goal of encouraging and rewarding divers to remove lionfish from Florida waters.

The festival runs May 18-19 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. It’s no-cost and open to the public, featuring family-friendly activities, marine conservation booths, live music, lionfish tastings and more.

Find event details on Facebook and learn about the challenge on FWC’s website.

Kendra Parson, On 3 Public Relations

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