The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received reports of declining population of certain species. One of these is the giant
sea anemone Condylactis gigantea;
a cold snap in 2010 killed off most reef-associated species. To compensate, as
reported in ABC 7,
they initiated a three year moratorium prohibiting the commercial and
recreational harvest of the giant Caribbean sea
anemone to allow the species to rebuild its population. They also added to
draft a proposal about the future management of this species.
There were other changes and clarifications made by the FWC to marine life management. To learn more about these, click here.
Vina Angelica Parducho
The SeaLifeBase Project