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Public input sought on largemouth bass proposal

News Release

Friday, May 30, 2014

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed management change for largemouth bass.

The meeting will be June 11, at the Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Orange Park, just south of State Road 220 on Fleming Island. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Participants will be encouraged to provide input on the proposal for a statewide five-fish daily bag limit, only one of which could be 16 inches total length or longer.

The meeting will offer the public a chance to hear from freshwater fisheries biologists about the science behind managing bass fisheries. Biologists will give a presentation and then open up a discussion and a question-and-answer session. The meeting is open to everyone, and largemouth bass anglers are especially encouraged to attend.

To learn more about largemouth bass and the FWC’s current regulations, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing, and visit the “Black Bass Management” and “Regulations” links under “Freshwater Fishing.”



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