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Your email address will not be published.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

Yachts Lohengrin and Reflection burn at Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale

Yachts Lohengrin and Reflection burn at Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale

By Dorie Cox M/Y Lohengrin,  a 161-foot Trinity and M/Y Reflection, a 107-foot Christensen burned in a fire that started early in …

From the Bridge: Yachts mix it up with cash, cards, wires, apps

From the Bridge: Yachts mix it up with cash, cards, wires, apps

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox It’s the same on every boat: Money makes the yacht go ’round. Yet, surprisingly, the way money is …

Next up: Triton Networking with Baglietto

Next up: Triton Networking with Baglietto

Triton Networking is excited to visit the offices of one of our newest advertisers, Italian yacht builder Baglietto, on the third …

Crew’s Mess: Poutine de Poulet

Crew’s Mess: Poutine de Poulet

Crew's Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Oh, November. In the pastoral world of the North, the cord wood has been stacked by the door. Smoke …