Emerald Coast Open

May 19, 2023 - May 21, 2023

34 Harbor Boulevard Destin, FL, 32541



The Emerald Coast Open (ECO) is the largest lionfish tournament in the world! In 2019, ECO had 189 participants and removed 19,167 lionfish throughout the tournament – 14,119 in 3 days! ECO gave away $48,000 in cash prizes, and over $10,000 in gear prizes. We are looking forward to an exciting 2023 tournament!


February 1 – May 18, 2023

Participating in the ECO pre-tournament is easy for everyone! Simply go out and hunt lionfish. Drop them off at designated drop off locations and you will receive 2 raffle entries for each fish you turn in. That’s it! Hunt lionfish and win prizes! 


May 19-20, 2023

Win big money and big prizes! Each team of up to 4 can go out for 2 days and harvest lionfish. Final weigh-in is Sunday, May 21, 2023. You don’t have to be a professional, but you do have to sign up and get out on the water! You can’t win if you don’t compete!

May 20-21, 2023 ECO Lionfish Festival

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

May 21, 2023 Final Weigh-In/ECO Awards Ceremony


May 19, 2023 - May 21, 2023