It Just Got Easier to Harvest Lionfish

Written by on June 17, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law

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. WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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