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Marine Fisheries Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants your input proposed changes for redfish regulations. This includes establishing nine management regions and setting bag and vessel limits for each region, prohibiting captain and crew from retaining a bag limit during a for-hire trip, and reducing the off-the-water transport limit. These proposed changes are based upon review of the fishery in each of the proposed management regions and stakeholder feedback. The Commission will consider final approval of these rules at a future Commission meeting

Share your input by attending one of FWC’s in-person workshops, which will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. local time:

  • June 1
    • Crystal River: City Hall Council Chamber – 123 NW Highway 19
  • June 2
    • Steinhatchee: Steinhatchee Community Center – 1013 Riverside Drive
  • June 6
    • Port Charlotte: Charlotte County Commission Chambers – 18500 Murdock Circle, Room 119
  • June 7
    • New Smyrna Beach: Brannon Center – 105 South Riverside Drive
  • June 8
    • Naples: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center – 300 Tower Road
  • June 13
    • Panama City: Gulf Coast State College, Language and Literature Building, Sarzin Lecture Hall – 5230 West Highway 98
  • June 14
    • St. Petersburg: Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Karen A.
      Steidinger Auditorium – 100 Eighth Ave. SE
    • Ft. Pierce: St. Lucie County Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor – 2300 Virginia Ave. 
  • June 15
    • St. Augustine: Lightner Building, West Wing, 1st Floor – 75 King Street
    • Crawfordville: Wakulla Community Center, Wakulla Room – 322 Shadeville Highway
  • June 16
    • Jacksonville: Mudville Grille – 3105 Beach Blvd. 
    • Titusville/Viera: Brevard County Commission Chambers, Building C, 1st Floor – 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

If you cannot attend the workshops, a recording of the presentation for each region will be posted on June 1 at YouTube.com/FWCSaltwaterFishing. Please submit your comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.

To check out the Annual Reviews for redfish, visit: MyFWC.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/red-drum/ and scroll to the bottom of the page.

For questions, contact the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at (850) 487-0554.