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- Monday, May 13, 2019 - Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year) raises awareness about lionfish; a nonnative, invasive species that has the potential to negatively impact native species and habitat.
- Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - The new rules clarify rule language by defining key terms and add some high-risk nonnative animals to Florida’s Prohibited Nonnative Species List.
- Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Activities will include: fillet demonstrations; family-friendly games and activities; art, diving and conservation booths; and the world’s largest lionfish spearfishing tournament, the Emerald Coast Open.
- Thursday, February 21, 2019 - The new rules will add high-risk nonnative animals to the Prohibited list and clarify rule language by defining key terms.
- Thursday, December 13, 2018 - The FWC voted to continue moving forward with proposed rules that would help protect the state from a variety of invasive species including birds, reptiles and mammals.
- Thursday, November 8, 2018 - This lizard, an escaped pet, was first reported loose in the area in late August. The FWC worked closely with the Davie Police Department and residents to capture the reptile, which measured over 8 feet in length.
- Monday, October 8, 2018 - Invasive species are animals not native to Florida that cause economic or environmental harm or pose a threat to human safety. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.
- Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Today, the Commission voted to approve a reorganization of rules related to nonnative species.
- Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Both winners will receive a Lionfish Challenge Trophy for their efforts, as well as a feature article in our Saltwater Regulations Publication, a $500 gift card for dive tank refills and a customized Engel 65-quart cooler.
- Thursday, September 6, 2018 - The FWC listed the Northern and Southern African pythons as conditional species in 2010, with the result that an individual may no longer legally acquire these species in the state for personal pets.