The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced the following changes to the spiny lobster commercial dive endorsement (CD) program go into effect July 1:
• The moratorium on issuing new or additional CD endorsements has been extended indefinitely. It was set to expire July 1.
• Valid CD endorsements can be transferred to another fisher.
• The person who was issued the CD endorsement no longer needs to be on board the vessel during trips where lobster are harvested, so long as the vessel is properly licensed.