The Best of Barbados Lionfish Derby is a single day competition to collect and remove as many lionfish as possible. Teams collect lionfish by netting or spearing while SCUBA diving, free diving, or snorkeling.

Teams begin competing at sunrise and are required to bring their catch to the scoring station by 2:00 pm. Each fish is measured, and prizes are awarded for teams catching the most, biggest, and smallest lionfish. The public is invited to watch scoring, taste free lionfish samples, watch filleting and dissection demonstrations, and ask questions about lionfish.


  1. Most lionfish caught –
  2. Biggest Lionfish: $200
  3. Smallest Lionfish: $200

SiFF 2019: Best of Barbados Lionfish Derby, Eat Them to Beat Them !!