Lionfish

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

Excellent, but large individuals may contain ciguatera toxin.

Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species. No minimum size limit. No bag limit.

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species. No daily bag limit. No minimum size limit.

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species
    No minimum size and unlimited recreational bag limit.
    A permit is required to harvest lionfish in the no-take zones of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Permits are issued by the Sanctuary following training given by the Sanctuary and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation.

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species.
    No established bag limit or size limit.

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species
    No minimum size and unlimited recreational bag limit.
    A permit is required to harvest lionfish in the no-take zones of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Permits are issued by the Sanctuary following training given by the Sanctuary and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size. No bag limit.
    Invasive species.

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species

  • Additional Notes
    Invasive species

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Additional Notes
    Hunting, trapping, netting, capture, or removal of any fish, turtle, crawfish, conch, whelk, or any marine and/or fisheries resource is prohibited. You are within a National Park managed by the Bahamas National Trust. Please contact 242-393-11317 for more information.

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