Monday, February 4, 2008

State examines red snapper regulations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is examining changes to the regulations governing red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico this week. If the changes are adopted, they will make the law in Florida state waters consistent with existing federal law. In addition to other changes, the proposed rules would reduce the daily recreational and commercial bag limit for gulf red snapper in state waters from four fish to two per person, establish a zero daily bag limit for captains and crews on gulf for-hire vessels, and shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico. Stories are available here, here, here, and here. Also, FWC's website links to the press release and agenda for the meeting.

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