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[New Article] Lobster and Lionfish . . .
Today marks the start of the annual two-day sport spiny lobster season in Florida, known as "mini-season", and it got us thinking (about more than just dinner) . . .
This year the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is allowing divers who harvest 10 or more lionfish per day to harvest one additional spiny lobster during the mini-season. Why? The FWC states that, "Lionfish are invasive species that have a potential negative impact on Florida’s native wildlife and habitat. With no predators or other mechanisms such as disease or parasites keeping the lionfish population under control in Florida at this time, harvest by divers is the primary means of lionfish removal.
So whether you're participating in lionfish harvesting during mini-season, or as part of another dive, the following offers a few tips to avoid and treat injury.
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[New Issue] WCHM Magazine V6 I2
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