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Florida removes all limits on lionfish fishing

By Shane Graber - Posted Jun 13, 2013 11:00 AM
Beginning June 30, all limits are off for lionfish fishing. Florida Fish and Wildlife will allow fishermen spearfishing or net fishing lionfish to take as much as they want -- without any sort of fishing license.
Florida removes all limits on lionfish fishing

Photo by Silke Baron / Flickr.

"What we did was allow folks who are harvesting or targeting lionfish, to be able to target them without needing a recreational fish license when using any spearing device or net geared toward lionfish," said Florida Fish and Wildlife Spokeswoman Amanda Nalley.

Before this change, there was a 100-pound limit per day on lionfish harvesting. Not anymore! The gloves have officially come off.

ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

(Via ABC-7)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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