Photo Credit: Kelli O'Donnell

Exempted Fishing Permits for Trap Testing to Target Lionfish

Two individual applications for exempted fishing permits (EFPs) were received by NOAA Fisheries from the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association and from Salty Bones Fisheries Inc. If granted, the EFPs would allow the applicants, with certain conditions, to target lionfish by trap within waters of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.

To reach Sustainable Fisheries staff, please call 727-824-5305.

Point of Contact:

Gulf of Mexico: Kelli O'Donnell
Kelli.Odonnell@noaa.gov

South Atlantic: Frank Helies
Frank.Helies@noaa.gov

Exempted Fishing Permit Applications