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First Report (and Removal) of Non-Native Surgeonfish Species in Florida

In a press release yesterday, the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) reported the first record of the non-native marine fish species Acanthurus pyroferus (commonly called the chocolate surgeonfish or the mimic lemon peel surgeonfish) in Florida waters. According to the release, the fish was first … Continue reading

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Discuss Draft Lionfish Rules

Tomorrow at the April Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Havana, Florida, three draft rules pertaining to lionfish will be proposed. The draft rules are: Modifying FWC’s diving rule (68B-4.012, Florida Administrative Code [FAC]) and lionfish rule (68B-5.006, … Continue reading

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