Last week, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decided to waive the recreational license required for divers to harvest lionfish. Now, people can take as many lionfish as they want. These changes are designed to help control the spread of this invasive species.
Although, since lionfish are typically caught with spearfishing gear, it has created some confusion in one Florida county. Watch the following video clip to see why.
To learn more
- Check out everything MST has on lionfish!
- Read the notice from FWC: FWC permanently waives license requirement for lionfish harvest
- Read the article from ABC 7: FWC’s lionfish changes cause confusion
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