Photo Credit: Kelli O'Donnell

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Exempted Fishing Permits for Testing of Gear to Target the Harvest of Lionfish

Applications for exempted fishing permits (EFPs) were received by NOAA Fisheries. If granted, the EFPs would allow the applicants, with certain conditions, to target lionfish with experimental gear 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