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FWC helps support educational lionfish exhibits

News Release

Friday, July 06, 2018

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) program. The 2018-19 Lionfish Educational Exhibit Program offers public facilities the opportunity to apply for financial assistance in creating educational exhibit displays about the lionfish invasion. The goal of the program is to increase awareness and ensure consistent, accurate messaging.

Facilities with existing lionfish educational exhibits or an interest in creating one are encouraged to apply. Approved applicants may be eligible for up to $2,499 in assistance for the creation of educational displays about lionfish.

To learn more and apply for the program, visit Applications will be accepted from now until March 29, 2019. We hope you will participate in this exciting program and help increase public awareness of the lionfish invasion.

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