FWC seeks input on possible changes to permit, pompano and African pompano regulations
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has scheduled a public workshop for July 12, using
video and telephone conferencing, to hear what people think about
possible rule changes for permit, pompano and African
pompano. There will be several locations around the state
where you can take part in the workshop via a videoconference
connection, or you can participate via a voice-only telephone
The FWC is considering applying permit and pompano
regulations in federal waters adjacent to state waters, including
the combined permit and pompano 6-fish daily recreational bag limit
(with an allowance of 1 fish over 20 inches fork length), the
pompano and permit slot limit of 11-20 inches fork length, and
allowable recreational fishing gear for these species.
The FWC is also considering allowing spearfishing
for permit in federal waters, establishing a commercial trip limit
of 250 fish per day and allowing pompano endorsement holders to use
allowable gear for pompano to catch permit inside the pompano
In addition, the FWC is considering applying
African pompano size and bag limits and fishing gear restrictions
in federal waters for all harvesters. Spearfishing of African
pompano in federal waters is also being considered.
The FWC encourages interested persons to attend the
workshop at one of the videoconferencing sites listed below or via
voice-only telephone line on Monday, July 12 from 6-9 p.m. EDT (5-8
p.m. CDT in Panama City). Contact the FWC at 850-487-0554 to
confirm which of the following locations you plan to go to or to
find out how to join the meeting via the voice-only line.
2590 Executive Center Circle E.
|FWC Northwest Regional Office
3911 Hwy. 2321
|FWC North Central Regional
3377 E. U.S. Hwy. 90
|FWC Northeast Regional Office
1239 S.W. 10th St.
|FWC Southwest Regional Office
3900 Drane Field Rd.
|FWC South Regional Office
8535 Northlake Blvd.
West Palm Beach
|FWC Fish and Wildlife Research
100 Eighth Ave., S.E.
|FWC South Florida Regional Lab
Marathon Government Center
2796 Overseas Hwy., Mile Marker 48.5
Anyone requiring special accommodations to
participate in the workshop should advise the FWC at least five
days prior to the workshop by calling 850-488-6411. If you
are hearing or speech impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida
Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).
More information regarding this workshop is
available online at MyFWC.com/Rules; click on "Fishing -