Marine Fisheries Workshops
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If you cannot attend a workshop, a recording of the presentation will be posted at YouTube.com/FWCSaltwaterFishing. Please submit your comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.
FWC is hosting a public workshop to gather public comments on fishing rules for Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is considering rules for the park that would reduce severe entanglement of seabirds in fishing gear.
FWC wants your feedback on:
- Educational requirements
- Limits on the number of allowed hook and line gear sets (e.g., rods and handlines)
- Seasonal and time-of-day restrictions on multiple hooks (e.g., treble hook and topwater plug lures) and hook and line gear with more than one hook (e.g., sabiki rigs and chicken rigs)
What: Public Workshop
Date: May 25, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online (Click here to join the meeting)
Your input will inform the final rules the Commission will consider at their July 19-20, 2023, Commission meeting.
If you’d like to submit a written comment, visit MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments or email Marine@MyFWC.com.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (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. FWC is proposing to establish new management regions with snook regulations based on the status of the fishery in each region.
If you were unable to attend any workshops held in March, recorded presentations are available at YouTube.com/FWCSaltwaterFishing.
Please submit your comments online at any time.
For questions, contact the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at (850) 487- 0554.
For questions, contact the Division of Marine Fisheries Management at (850) 487-0554.