FWC seeks input on possible changes to red drum rules
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is continuing a series of public workshops to
review its analysis of the latest red drum (redfish) stock
assessment and discuss possible red drum rule changes. In
September, the FWC held red drum workshops in Panama City,
Tallahassee and Cocoa.
The FWC wants to hear what people think about its
proposals to create regional management areas for red drum and
raise the daily bag limit from one fish to two per person in
northern Florida. The Commission also wants to receive comment on
possible red drum rule changes in southeastern Florida.
The FWC encourages interested people to attend the
workshops, which will take place from 6-8 p.m. as follows:
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Joseph P. D'Alessandro Office Complex
2295 Victoria Ave.
|Monday, Dec. 13
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Ave., S.E.
Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium
Jacksonville Public Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.
|Tuesday, Dec. 14
City Hall Council Chambers
123 N.W. Hwy. 19
Note that the dates originally announced for the
St. Petersburg and Crystal River workshops have been changed
because of FWC scheduling conflicts.
In addition, the Commission has scheduled a special
red drum video workshop from 6-8 p.m. EST on Dec. 15, where people
can attend at FWC offices in Tallahassee, Lakeland, Panama City
(5-7 p.m. CST), West Palm Beach, Lake City, St. Petersburg, Ocala
and Marathon, or participate by telephone. More information
regarding the video workshop will be announced later this
Anyone requiring special accommodations to
participate in the workshops should advise the FWC at least five
days prior to the workshop by calling 850-488-6411. If you are
hearing- or speech-impaired, please contact the FWC using the
Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770
For more information regarding the FWC's management
of red drum, including an upcoming online survey, go to
MyFWC.com/Rules and click on "Fishing - Saltwater."