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Compete in the 2020 Lionfish Challenge 

Another summer season is here, and the FWC encourages Florida anglers and commercial fishermen to remove invasive lionfish from the state’s waters. The Lionfish Challenge is an incentive program that rewards harvesters for their lionfish removals.

04 Jun 12:56 PM 0 Read More...

Characterizing the US Trade in Lionfishes

The Quarter 3, 2018 publication funded by the Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund for Publishing Open Access Marine Aquarium Research is now freely available to the public as an open-access article.

28 Oct 2:32 PM 0 Read More...

Florida’s FWC Offering Funds for Lionfish Education Exhibits

Public facilities in the state of Florida can apply for funding from the FWC of up to $2499 to offset costs associated with the creation or improvement of lionfish educational exhibits.

13 Sep 10:35 AM 0 Read More...

VIDEO: Lionfish: From Harvest to the Table

FWC video promotes licensed spearfishing of invasive lionfish to divers as a way to offset diving costs and encourages popular consumption of the delicious but problematic predator.

22 Aug 8:40 PM 0 Read More...

FWC’s 2019 Lionfish Challenge Begins with Record Removals

Over 19,000 lionfish removed as part of Lionfish Removal & Awareness at the Emerald Coast Open lionfish tournament: an update from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

24 May 2:34 PM 0 Read More...

Invasive Lionfish? Delicious! says the State of Florida

Florida’s state-supported Lionfish Removal & Awareness Program has divers spearing Pterois spp. invasives, restaurants serving much-in-demand lionfish filets, and the public meeting these venomous Indo-Pacific fishes for the first time.

14 Mar 11:24 AM 0 Read More...

Japan Holds Secrets, Including a New Dwarf Lionfish Species

Meet the Ogasawara Dwarf Lionfish, known only from a single specimen collected at 143 M off Chichi-jima Island, Ogasawara Islands, Japan.

26 Feb 12:00 PM 1 Read More...

FWC Announces Winners of 2018 Lionfish Challenge

A total of 28,260 lionfish were removed from Florida waters as part of this year’s challenge.

27 Sep 2:46 PM 1 Read More...

Lionfish Exhibits Wanted

“More than 430,000 lionfish have been removed from Florida waters from 2014-2017,” according to Reef Rangers.

06 Jul 10:59 AM 0 Read More...

Florida Lionfish Tourney Bags 15,000 Invasives

More than invasive 15,000 Pterois spp. lionfish were removed from Florida waters thanks to several spring tournaments held across the state focused on targeting the highly predatory species that is considered a serious threat to native fishes in Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.

25 May 10:23 AM 4 Read More...