Lionfish Traps Exempted Fishing Permit Applications

Overview

Description
Several individual applications for exempted fishing permits (EFPs). the EFPs would allow the applicants, with certain conditions, to target lionfish by trap within waters of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.
Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Lionfish
Action Status
Notice
Issued
See individual permits
Point of Contact
Kelli O'Donnell, Kelli.ODonnell@noaa.gov, 727-824-5305 

Summary

Several individual applications for exempted fishing permits (EFPs) were received by NOAA Fisheries from the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association, from Salty Bones Fisheries Inc., and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. If granted, the EFPs would allow the applicants, with certain conditions, to target lionfish by trap within waters of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.

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Measuring a dead Lionfish

Lionfish/Photo Courtesy Kelli O'Donnell

 

Exempted Fishing Permit Applications

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
  • Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association (FKCFA)
  • Salty Bones Fisheries
  • Proposed Reef Savers Lionfish Exempted Fishing Permit

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Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/08/2019

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