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  • Several Marine Fisheries Management items will be discussed at the Dec. 12-13 Commission meeting in St. Augustine. Learn more.
  • Bay Scallop Online Survey: The FWC is gathering input on the bay scallop season structure for 2020 and beyond via an online survey. To have your feedback included in this planning, participate in the survey by visiting This survey will be open through Dec. 28. A draft rule on this item is anticipated to be discussed at the February Commission meeting.
  • Gulf Red Snapper State Management Public Hearings: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is holding public hearings and a webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Amendment 50 – State Management of Recreational Red Snapper.  This amendment would, if approved, allow state management in future years and would provide flexibility to the Gulf states to set the recreational red snapper fishing season and potentially other management measures. 

    See workshop page for dates and locations of public input gathering meetings across the state Dec. 3-Jan. 23. 

  • Snook and redfish are catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide through May 10, 2019. Learn more.


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FWC Facts:
Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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