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Florida Bans Nonnative Species

March 30, 2021 By: Spencer Durrant

Arapaima Caught on Fly Rod

In a move that’s viewed by some as long overdue, and by others as too draconian, Florida has moved to ban the possession of nonnative species. From fish – like the recently-discovered arapaima – to iguanas, the Florida Wildlife Commission is moving to ban the personal possession of any animals not native to Florida.

This obviously impacts the fisheries in Florida, and hopefully in a positive way. You can read ore about the ban here.