The Triton

News

FWC waives license for lionfish

ADVERTISEMENT

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has agreed to waive the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish using certain gear and to exclude lionfish from the commercial and recreational bag limits, allowing people to take as many of the invasive fish as they can.

 

Prior to the change, recreational anglers could not catch more than 100 pounds of lionfish without being required to have a commercial license.

 

Specific gear includes hand-held nets, pole spears, Hawaiian slings or any other spearing devices designed and marketed exclusively for lionfish.

 

An identical executive order put into place last summer was set to expire Aug. 3. The new rule will take effect before then, so there will be no lapse in the expanded permissions.

 

Lionfish are a non-native, invasive species that negatively impact Florida’s native saltwater fish and wildlife.

 

Currently, the most effective method of removing lionfish from Florida waters is by spearing or using a hand-held net.

 

Related Posts...
Pork Medallions with Chili-Plum Sauce This is one those recipes that Read more...
Holland-based Wajer & Wajer Yachts has introduced the Osprey 38 Read more...
The 203-foot (62m) Feadship M/Y Sea Owl has left the Read more...
The captain of a vessel involved in a fatal parasailing Read more...
After a tenure of 11 years with Dockwise Yacht Transport Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Foreign yachts now can charter in Australia

Foreign yachts now can charter in Australia

The Australian parliament passed legislation on Thursday to allow foreign-flagged superyachts to charter in Australian waters.  The …

Triton Networks with Admiral Canvas

Triton Networks with Admiral Canvas

A luau-themed Triton Networking event last night brought about 200 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals to Admiral Yacht …

From the Bridge: Captains’ legacies continue to be created

From the Bridge: Captains’ legacies continue to be created

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Among the hundreds of people on the docks at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last month, a …

FLIBS19: Spirit of giving reaches hundreds, raises thousands

FLIBS19: Spirit of giving reaches hundreds, raises thousands

By Lucy Chabot Reed It started innocently enough, organize a dinner and raffle off a Seabob, hopefully raise a few thousand dollars for …