Bully Netting Workshops:
The FWC hosted three public workshops on commercial bully netting for spiny lobster in February. At these workshops, FWC gathered stakeholder input on commercial license requirements, commercial harvest limits and other potential management measures.
The FWC hosted three public workshops on barracuda in late February and early March. At these workshops, FWC gathered stakeholder input on potential commercial and recreational bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions, region-specific regulations and other related management options for barracuda.
Red Snapper Workshops:
The FWC hosted five public workshops on the recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters in early March. At these workshops, FWC gathered stakeholder input on a proposed 2015 season that would start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through Sunday, July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7) and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October, with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1.
For more information, call the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at 850-487-0554.