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FWC approves rule to modify shortfin mako bag limit

Media contact: Emily Abellera, Release Date: 11-30-2022   All Articles Tags:

At its Nov. 30–Dec. 1 Commission Meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a rule to set the Florida state waters recreational bag limit for Atlantic shortfin mako at zero.

This rule will make Florida’s state regulations consistent with federal regulations, address overfishing of shortfin mako and support coordinated U.S. and international efforts to manage Atlantic shortfin mako. Commercial harvest of shortfin mako is already prohibited in state and federal waters.

Learn more about shark regulations by visiting and clicking on “Recreational Regulations” and “Sharks” under the “Regulations by Species – General Species” tab or download the Fish Rules App at or For more information on the Commission meeting, including the Nov. 30–Dec. 1, Commission meeting presentation, visit and click on “Commission Meetings.”