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  • Commission Meeting - Sarasota
    The FWC Commission will discuss several marine fisheries management items June 25. Learn more.

  • Help control the lionfish population. Become an FWC Reef Ranger today. Learn more. 

  • Attention Dive Shop Owners: Educate others about the lionfish issue by featuring our lionfish brochure in your shop. Send your mailing address to Saltwater@MyFWC.com to receive our newest lionfish brochure. Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF

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FWC Facts:
It is common for closely related species such as bluegill (bream) and redear sunfish (shellcracker) to hybridize or spawn with each other.

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