Lionfish Challenge

ocean, sun and lionfish

ACTION: Remove 50 lionfish, get rewarded

INFO: Remove 50 or more lionfish between Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (May 14, 2016) and the end of September to get entered in the FWC’s Lionfish Challenge. The person who “checks in” the most lionfish will be crowned Florida’s Lionfish King or Queen. Visit MyFWC.com/Lionfish and click on “Lionfish Challenge” to learn more.

EDUCTION: Lionfish are an invasive species that have a potential negative impact on native species and habitat. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages people to remove lionfish from Florida waters to help limit negative impacts to native marine life and ecosystems. Lionfish can be speared, caught in hand-held nets or caught on hook and line and there is no recreational or commercial bag limit. READ MORE >

Grouper Season

@capt.robdelph-5-20-15With the start of grouper season just around the corner, be sure to check the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website for changes to the black grouper size limit and gag season changes. These changes go into effect prior to the June 1 recreational season opening, so be sure to catch yourself up on the latest regulations before heading out into the deep blue!

Photo credit: Captain Rob Delph • Second Generation Fishing Charters @capt.robdelph

Take the Gulf Reef Fish Survey

Red Snapper caught on a Biscayne Rod and released during off season. Photo credit: @capt.robdelph #release

Red Snapper caught on a Biscayne Rod and released during the off season. Photo credit: @capt.robdelph #release

Help @MyFWC improve recreational data for several reef fish species such as red snapper and gag so that data is more accurate, precise, timely and more in-line with what is happening on the water. #fishconservation

To read more and complete the survey click here.