Congressman Gaetz Propose the “Reef Assassin Act” Targeting Lionfish

May 19, 2017

Congressman Matt Gaetz is taking aim at lionfish invading the waters along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts by introducing the Reef Assassin Act.

The Reef Assassin Act amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to encourage the elimination of lionfish from our waters. It allows individuals to trade dead lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for coveted reef fish. This legislation will give fishers one tag in exchange for 100 lionfish tails.