Nonnative fishes , except for peacock bass and triploid grass carp, must not be returned to the water nor may they be used as live bait, and should be consumed or disposed of properly.
Northern black bass (Micropterus salmoides salmoides) has been added to the conditional non-native species list. Possession, importation into Florida, sale or transportation of any live specimens or eggs of this species of black bass is prohibited except by special permit from the FWC. Hybrids of the northern black bass and Florida subspecies (Micropterus salmoides salmoides x Micropterus salmoides floridanus) are legal to possess in the Suwannee River and its tributaries and north and west of the Suwannee River. (Note: 68-5.002 pertaining to Northern bass is under review and expected to be implemented in 2010; see FLrules.org for updates).