Lionfish in Florida
- The FWC encourages removal of lionfish
- Lionfish are not native to Florida waters.
- Lionfish are spreading throughout Florida's waters. They
have been found in shallow estuary waters and to depths of
- Lionfish can be caught in hand-held nets, speared, or
caught on hook and line.
- Lionfish should be handled carefully; they have venom
glands on the dorsal, pelvic and anal spines.
- The FWC asks that observations of lionfish in Florida
waters be reported.