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A Lionfish swims in a display tank in the aquarium on the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah on August 6, 2008. The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lionfish Ban Given Preliminary Approval In Florida

Underwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch but they’ve also caused ecological chaos in the waters off South Florida because they have no natural predators and they eat important indigenous fish. That’s why a new ban on imports of lionfish into Florida has won preliminary approval from the state’s wildlife commission.

CBS Miami–04/17/2014

(Source: Everglades Holiday Park)

Free Fishing Seminar For Women

Fishing isn’t just for the guys, women are invited to learn more about the sport at a free seminar in Dania Beach.

04/12/2014

(Source: Everglades Holiday Park)

8 Reasons Why Everglades Holiday Park Is Voted #1

Everglades Holiday Park has been named the number one theme park in South Florida by a local TV station. Whether you’ve been visiting for years, or you’re still making plans to come to South Florida, here are eight reasons why the 29-acre “Gateway to the Everglades” is a great place to visit.

04/07/2014

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Snook Season Opens For Atlantic & Inland Waters

It’s the season many fishermen love across South Florida. Snook season is back for Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters.

02/01/2014

Participants aboard a portion of more than 100 boats demonstrate against the closure of Everglades National Park waters Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, near Islamorada, Fla. About a third of the 2,380-square-mile park encompasses Florida Bay and it has been closed to Florida Keys guides and recreational fishermen since Oct. 1 due to the Washington budget impasse. Guides have lost business and are insisting that federal officials do something to let them back in. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Keys Guides Protest Everglades Park Waters Closure

Fishing guides in the Keys, upset with the government shutdown that has barred the waters of Everglades National Park, spearheaded a rally Wednesday telling federal officials to give them back their fishing grounds.

10/09/2013

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Red Snapper Open For Recreational Harvest in Oct.

Come fall, when casting a line in state and federal waters, fisherman that hook red snapper can keep their catch.

09/14/2013

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New License-Free Fishing Days Announced

Fishermen will be able to plan more trips and fish without a license.

09/09/2013

Atlantic Tarpon

Bonefish, Tarpon Get Special Protection This Fall

Beginning this September, there are some new rules anglers will have to be aware of when they are stalking bonefish on the flats or casting for tarpon off the coast.

08/27/2013

While fishing for Blue Marlin, the crew hooked a massive 350 pound fish.  (Source: Marlin Darlin, Bobby Jacobsen

Video: Huge Marlin Jumps On Boat

Some Florida fishermen will never forget their fishing trip to the Dominican coast.

CBS4–08/24/2013

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Three-Day Red Snapper Season This Weekend

For three years, fishermen in the Southeast have had to catch and release any red snappers. But for three days, the moratorium on catching the fish has been lifted.

08/23/2013

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