Love to fish and protect the environment? This April 26-28, take your crew to round up invasive freshwater fish.
Many of the invasive species in local waters have been introduced to the environment by people releasing unwanted pets or the flooding of aquaculture ponds. Because they are not native to the coastal region, the fish shift the delicate ecosystem and may damage native fish communities.
The Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is hosting the annual roundup to help raise awareness of the issue, harvest the fish and collect valuable information about fish numbers in the area.