Public Input Requested at Oct. 11 Gulf of Mexico Gag Grouper Workshop

Forum Member Split Shot, of Panama City, contributed this photo recently to the Panhandle Forum.

From Press Release

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a workshop next week to gather public input on Gulf of Mexico gag grouper. The workshop focus will be determining the public’s preferred dates for the 2013 Gulf gag grouper recreational fishing season. Potential changes to the Gulf of Mexico gag grouper bag limit will also be discussed.

The workshop is from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Perry City Council Meeting Room, 224 S. Jefferson St., in Perry.

This workshop is a first step in determining the 2013 federal and state Gulf gag grouper recreational season.

For information on public workshops, call 850-487-0554 or visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” then “Public Meetings for Rulemaking.”

Editor’s Note: The Fishing Rights Alliance, FRA,  recently commented on this topic.  To read, click here.