Marine Fisheries Workshops
Staff will be conducting virtual workshops in 2023 to receive feedback on rulemaking that would enact seasonal fishing closures in southeast Florida to reduce potential impact of catch-and-release fishing on priority goliath grouper spawning aggregations.
Please check back here for more information after workshops have been announced.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants your input on potential changes to fishing regulations for Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. These potential regulations were developed to address ongoing severe entanglement of pelicans, reduce angler-seabird interactions, and further seabird conservation at the Park.
Share your input by attending the FWC's virtual workshop, via Microsoft Teams, which starts at 5:30 p.m. EDT on January 25.
Staff held a virtual workshop in November, a recording of the presentation is available at YouTube.com/FWCSaltwaterFishing.
FWC is adopting a holistic management approach for snook that includes a review of several environmental and human factors such as habitat, fishing effort, and stakeholder feedback to evaluate the fishery at a more local scale. Staff will be hosting workshops during the first half of 2023. Please check back here for more information after workshops have been announced.
For questions, contact the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at (850) 487-0554.