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Florida FWCC Develops Free Lionfish Reporting App for iOS and Android Devices

February 2, 2014 0 Comments
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Report Florida Lionfish on iOS iPhone and iPad and Android Mobile Phones and TabletsThe Report Florida Lionfish app for iOS and Android mobile devices was developed for The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) by Developer Solodev in order to raise awareness of the dangers facing Florida waters by lionfish. The app currently works on all generations of iPads and iPhones as well as Android based mobile phones and tablets. The FWCC app is free to download and install.

Editor’s note – 2/4/2014: It appears that the Google Play link for Android devices is not working and the app has been pulled. We will keep eye on on this and repost the link when it is available again.

Lionfish are an invasive species that threaten Florida’s saltwater fish and wildlife. The FWC encourages people to remove lionfish in Florida waters to limit negative impacts to native fish and wildlife. Lionfish can be speared, caught in hand-held nets or caught on hook and line. The Report Florida Lionfish app has information about lionfish as well as the feature to take pictures as well as to report sightings and harvests.

A recreational fishing license is not required for recreational fishers targeting lionfish in Florida while using a pole spear, a Hawaiian Sling, a handheld net or any spearing device that is specifically designed and marketed exclusively for hunting lionfish, however a license is required to harvest lionfish in any other manner, such as on a hook and line. There is no recreational or commercial harvest bag limit for lionfish.

For more information about the Report Florida Lionfish app for iOS devices and to download visit the iTunes application page.

For more information about the Report Florida Lionfish app for Android devices and to download visit the Google Play application page.

About the Author:

L. Scott Harrell is the co-founder of the World Lionfish Hunters Association. He now owns a scuba diving marketing consultancy in Cozumel, Mexico and offers expert PADI scuba instruction and private divemaster services. You can hunt lionfish in Cozumel, too!

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