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Barracuda, anemone workshops; plan to attend today

News Release

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several south Florida workshops in February to gather public input on barracuda and anemones. These workshops are free and open to anyone interested in participating.

The barracuda workshops will focus on recent management changes that went into effect Nov. 1, 2015, which included implementing a two-fish per person and six-fish per vessel daily recreational and commercial bag limit in state waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties. The goal of the workshops is to determine if there is a need for any additional management changes for barracuda, including, but not limited to, a possible size limit.

The anemone workshop will focus on the management of several anemone species in Florida, with specific discussions on the giant anemone (Condylactis gigantea), which was closed to harvest in 2012. 

Workshop dates and locations are as follows (all times are from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time):

Barracuda workshops

Feb. 22 – Key West, Harvey Governmental Center, 1200 Truman Ave. 

Feb. 24 – Islamorada, Founders Park Community Center, 87000 Overseas Hwy.

Feb. 25 – Jupiter, The River Center, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 U.S. Highway 1

Anemone workshop 

Feb. 23 – City of Key Colony Beach, City Hall, 600 West Ocean Drive.

For more information or workshop updates, visit and click on “Saltwater,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops.”

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