New State Proposed Regulations as of 5/31/2023
Proposed changes to regulations regarding captive wildlife licenses. Would designate Macaques as a Class I species, among other things. Class I species may only be possessed by zoos, circuses and commercial propagators with a Class I license from TWRA. Public hearing on June 23, 2023 and written comments due by June 22, 2023.
Non native Species - Proposed Rules
Last week the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting included public comment on the so-called “white list” proposed rules related to non native fish and wildlife species. As a result of the public comments from ZAA and others the FWC did not vote on either of the proposed rules before it but instead directed the staff to continue to work with stakeholder groups to develop an alternative approach.