The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently released new smart device app for reporting invasive lionfish in Florida. The agency unveiled the new Report Florida Lionfish app in May. The lionfish is an invasive species that is negatively impacting Florida’s reefs and wildlife.
The Report Florida Lionfish app includes educational information on lionfish and safe handling guidelines, as well as an easy-to-use data-reporting form so divers and anglers can share information about their sighting or harvest with the FWC.
App users also can take and share a photo of their catch. These photos may be used in future publications or social media efforts. All data will be available to the public and shared with other groups and agencies who collect this kind of information. Reports can also be submitted online at myfwc.com/Fishing.
The first 250 people who successfully complete the Report Florida Lionfish app reporting form will also receive a free, interactive and newly redesigned "Lionfish Control Team" T-shirt.
For more information about invasive lionfish in Florida, visit www.myfwc.com.
source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission