New rules in effect to curtail lionfish population

No bag limits; no license required

The FWC is taking new action to try to curtail the growing lionfish population.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission just voted to exclude lionfish
from fishing bag limits, allowing people to take as many of the invasive species as they can,
without a fishing license.

Up until now, they could only take 100 pounds of lionfish. 

FWC is hoping divers and fishermen can help keep the number of lionfish in check.

The non-native fish have no natural predators in our waters, and they are having a negative impact on our local marinelife.
 

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