Lionfish

A picture taken on September 29, 2010 shows a Red lionfish inside the aquarium of the Dubai Mall. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

FWC Votes To Ban Breeding Of Lionfish

Florida wildlife officials have banned the breeding of lionfish in the state as a last ditch effort to eradicate the invasive species.

09/11/2014

Lionfish (Photo By MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

Ban On Importing Lionfish Into Florida Takes Effect

Aquarium shops wanting to get lionfish will have to get it from a diver thanks to a new ban on importing the fish which kicked in Friday.

08/01/2014

Florida Spiny Lobster (Source: CBS4)

What You Need To Know Before Hitting The Water For Lobster Mini-Season

Dust off your nets and tickle sticks, South Florida, the 2014 mini-season is around the corner.

07/23/2014

Dave Hutchinson airbrushes a huge lionfish Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Key West, Fla. The fish replica is slated to roll down Key West's Duval Street in a Saturday, Oct. 29, parade that is to highlight the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival that began Friday, Oct. 21. (Source: Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

State Bans Importation Of Lionfish

A ban on importing lionfish for the aquarium trade has been given final approval by Florida wildlife officials.

06/18/2014

Lionfish

FWC Unveils ‘Report Florida Lionfish’ App

Due to the fact that lionfish in the Atlantic don’t have predators, eat whatever fits in their mouths, and are naturally fast-breeders, wildlife officials encourage people to catch as many as possible. Now, there’s an app for that.

05/28/2014

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

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)

Halting The Invasion Of The Lionfish

How are Florida wildlife officials going to stop the invasion of the lionfish?

10/22/2013

Lionfish

Invasive Lionfish Problem Goes Deeper Than Diver’s Reach

Due to the fact that lionfish in the Atlantic don’t have predators, eat whatever fits in their mouths, and are naturally fast-breeders, wildlife officials have encouraged people to catch what they can, but recently a deep water expedition has raised concerns, revealing that the invasive species may be beyond a diver’s reasonable reach.

07/16/2013

A picture taken on September 29, 2010 shows a Red lionfish inside the aquarium of the Dubai Mall. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Officials Permanently Waive License Requirement For Lionfish Harvesting

A temporary rule that makes it easier to catch lionfish, the invasive fish that belongs in the Indian and Pacific oceans, will soon be permanent in Florida.

CBS Miami–06/12/2013

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)

Florida Officials Encourage Lionfish Harvests

State wildlife officials want to permanently change rules that will make it easier to catch lionfish in Florida waters.

CBS Miami–04/18/2013

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