State Bans Importation Of Lionfish

June 18, 2014 6:35 PM

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FORT MYERS (CBSMiami/ AP) — A ban on importing lionfish for the aquarium trade has been given final approval by Florida wildlife officials.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gave preliminary approval to the lionfish ban in April. Officials finalized the ban Wednesday at the commission’s meeting in Fort Myers. The ban takes effect Aug. 1.

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