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Bay County oyster bag limit lowered for October

News Release

Friday, September 28, 2012

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The commercial bag limit for oysters in Bay County will be lowered to 10 60-pound bags per person or vessel, whichever is less, starting Oct. 1. This change will be in effect for the month of October only and is being made through an executive order by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Before the change, the bag limit was 20 bags per person or vessel. This change does not apply to active oyster leases.

This change was requested by the Bay County Commission and Bay County oyster harvesters to better sustain commercial oyster harvesting opportunities in the waters of Bay County.

The executive order effecting this change can be seen at; click on “Inside FWC,” “Executive Director” and “Executive Orders.”

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