Scientists Test Traps To Control Invasive, Destructive LionfishThe voracious lionfish are invaders with huge appetites, flashy stripes and a mane of venomous spines are a problem in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast almost to Virginia.
FWC Awards $250,000 To Research Lionfish RemovalThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is awarding $250,000 to five organizations to research new ways to remove invasive lionfish from deep-water habitats.
Lionfish Tournaments Remove 15K Invasive Fish From Florida WatersMore than 15,000 lionfish were removed from Florida waters thanks to several tournaments held across the state focused on targeting the invasive species.
Diver Hospitalized, Stung By Venomous Lionfish Near Boca Raton A diver, stung by a venomous lionfish near Boca Raton, is recovering in the hospital.
Hurricanes Help Spread Florida-Bahamas Lionfish InvasionHurricane season is here and that means storms and hurricanes that form this season may not only affect land negatively but also sea life.
Remove 10 Lionfish, Get Extra Lobster During Mini-SeasonEvery year hundreds of boaters and divers take part in South Florida’s popular two-day lobster mini-season but this year, you’ll get a little something extra if you remove 10 lionfish from the water.
FWC Votes To Ban Breeding Of LionfishFlorida wildlife officials have banned the breeding of lionfish in the state as a last ditch effort to eradicate the invasive species.
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.
What You Need To Know Before Hitting The Water For Lobster Mini-SeasonDust off your nets and tickle sticks, South Florida, the 2014 mini-season is around the corner.
State Bans Importation Of LionfishA ban on importing lionfish for the aquarium trade has been given final approval by Florida wildlife officials.
FWC Unveils ‘Report Florida Lionfish’ AppDue 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.
Lionfish Ban Given Preliminary Approval In FloridaUnderwater 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.
Halting The Invasion Of The LionfishHow are Florida wildlife officials going to stop the invasion of the lionfish?
Invasive Lionfish Problem Goes Deeper Than Diver's ReachDue 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.
Florida Officials Permanently Waive License Requirement For Lionfish HarvestingA 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.