The Emerald Coast Open

Emerald Coast Lionfish TournamentThe Emerald Coast Open – one of the largest lionfish tournament in the world.  In 2019 this tournament had 189 participants and they removed over 19,000 lionfish throughout their tournament. This year we are hoping that they do even better at lionfish removal!

Lionfish Central is honored to be working with the Emerald Coast Open and offering free advertising for this great event!  We recognize their hard work and dedication and we want to help them continue to do great work towards lionfish eradication. These tournaments are not easy to put together  and even more difficult to raise the kind of monies they provided for prizes. They gave out close to $60,000 in cash and equipment prizes! That’s a great way to get the excitement to get more divers involved.

Lionfish Central is donating thousands of dollars in Google Ads between now and the end of the tournament. Below is a look at the ads in case you see it when searching in the search engines.  We look to help all efforts when it comes to the eradication of lionfish. We offer all kinds of internets services from website development, SEO, Analytic consultations, eCommerce services, internet advertising, Google Ads and more.

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Please Support the Emerald Coast Open

Please support the Emerald Coast Open however you can. Here is some information about the timeline:


Early Bird Registration Begins – Jan 01, 2020
Get your discounted Emerald Coast Open registration! It’s only $75 until March 31st, then it will go up to $100.

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Pre-Tournament Kickoff Party – Jan 24, 2020
1835 Porch Bar  –200 Harbor Blvd. Destin, Florida 32541

Don’t miss out on the Pre-Tournament kickoff party. Free food, including lionfish, giveaways, live music, and a lot of “sizing up the competition”. Learn what’s in store for the 2020 Emerald Coast Open. Party starts at 6pm and goes to around 9pm


Pre-Tournament Begins – Feb 01, 2020
Start racking up those raffle entries! Between Feb 1 – May 13, registered participants can turn in lionfish at designated drop off spots for 2 for 1 raffle entries. For every lionfish you turn in, you get 2 raffle entries for over $10,000 in prizes given away at the main tournament.

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Early Bird Registration Ends – March 31, 2020 
Last chance to register at the discounted rate!

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Pre-Tournament Ends – May 13, 2020
This is the last day to turn in lionfish for 2 for 1 raffle entries.

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Captain’s Meeting – May 14, 2020
This is a mandatory meeting for all teams. Come for the party at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar in Destin, or watch on the Facebook Live Feed. Each team must have a representative check in during the event.

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Main Tournament Begins – May 14, 2020

From first light to last light on Friday and Saturday, the Emerald Coast Open will be in full swing! Sharpen up your polespear tips and practice your aim. Lionfish beware!

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Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day Festival – May 16-17, 2020
Fun for the whole family! Eat lionfish, learn about lionfish and conservation issues, buy lionfish products, and more as we take over the famed HarborWalk Village in Destin for two days. Brought to you by Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)(FWC).


Awards Ceremony – May 17, 2020
Awards ceremony will begin once all the fish have been counted and rankings tallied. Hang out, enjoy the bands and festival, have a hard earned beverage or two. Approximate time will be 3:00. Be sure and bring a bag for all the prizes given out!


Click here to visit The Emerald Coast Open website

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