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.
Lionfish Exhibits Wanted
“More than 430,000 lionfish have been removed from Florida waters from 2014-2017,” according to Reef Rangers.
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.
Don’t Forget: 2018 Lionfish Festival Is this Weekend
Florida’s 2018 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Ole River Grill in Perdido Key on the Florida/Alabama coastal border. Plus, learn about the new 2018 Tagged Lionfish Incentive Program!
VIDEO: Florida Crowns 2016 Lionfish King
Florida is celebrating the removal of more than 111,000 lionfish so far this year; 37,000 of which were removed via recreational efforts.
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Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.