Amberjack, gray triggerfish close June 1 in Gulf state waters

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The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1 and will remain closed through July 31, reopening Aug. 1. Seasonal harvest closures help conserve Florida’s valuable greater amberjack and gray triggerfish populations and improve these fisheries for the future. Learn more about recreational fishing…

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Lionfish tournaments remove 15,000 lionfish, including 5 tagged Lionfish Challenge fish

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Lionfish Challenge Promotional Video (YouTube):https://youtu.be/Gmd25BbpLVw  Photos (Flickr): https://flic.kr/s/aHsmkZ5fhR    More than 15,000 lionfish were removed from Florida waters thanks to several tournaments held across the state focused on targeting the invasive species. Five of those fish were tagged previously by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff as part of the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, a…

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Don’t forget: 2018 Lionfish Festival is this weekend

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Toolkit: ReefRangers.com/About/Festival      Lionfish Festival Promo Video (YouTube): https://youtu.be/5Erl6iJMrv8   Photo by Avery Bristol. The 2018 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (May 19) with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners. This year’s…

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2018 Lionfish Festival, new location, same fun

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Toolkit: ReefRangers.com/About/Festival  Lionfish Festival Promo Video (YouTube):https://youtu.be/5Erl6iJMrv8  Mark your calendars. The 2018 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (May 19) with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners. This year’s fourth annual event will…

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Recreational and commercial trap fishery workshops scheduled for May; your input needed

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on the recreational and commercial stone crab and blue crab fisheries and the commercial spiny lobster trap fishery. Share your feedback on potential regulation changes for this fishery. The FWC is hosting public workshops throughout the state in May to develop a better understanding…

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