Public Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Bully Netting Workshops:

The public is invited to attend one of three public workshops on commercial bully netting for spiny lobster scheduled for February. At these workshops, FWC will gather stakeholder input on commercial license requirements, commercial harvest limits and other potential management measures.

Workshop schedule (all are from 6 to 8 p.m. EST):

  • Feb. 23: Key West, Harvey Government Center – BOCC Room, 1200 Truman Ave.
  • Feb. 24: Key Colony Beach, City Hall, 600 East Ocean Drive
  • Feb. 26: Key Largo, Murray Nelson Government Center – Auditorium, 102050 Overseas Highway

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Barracuda Workshops:
The public is invited to attend one of three public workshops on barracuda scheduled for late February and early March. At these workshops, FWC will gather stakeholder input on potential commercial and recreational bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions, region-specific regulations and other related management options for barracuda.

Workshop schedule (all are from 6 to 8 p.m. EST):

Presentation Adobe PDF

For more information, call the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at 850-487-0554.


Red Snapper Workshops:

The public is invited to attend one of five public workshops on the recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters scheduled for early March. At these workshops, FWC will gather 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. This proposed season would be 70 days. This season was the preferred option discussed by Commissioners during the February meeting in Jacksonville. Staff will present results from these workshops to the Commission at its April meeting in Tallahassee.

Workshop schedule (all are from 6 to 8 p.m. local time):

  • March 9: Pensacola, Bayview Community Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St.
  • March 10: Destin, Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave.
  • March 11: Panama City, Gulf Coast State College, Student Union East, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98
  • March 12: Carrabelle, Carrabelle City Municipal Complex, 1001 Gray Ave.
  • March 16: St. Petersburg, Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, 3rd floor #3A and 3B, 100 Eight Ave. SE

 

For more information, call the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at 850-487-0554.



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