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