FWC to Meet in Tampa Feb. 12-13: Red Snapper Season

During the next FWC meeting, to be held in Tampa, Feb. 12-13, the public is invited to provide input on many current fisheries management issues. Of pressing concern to many recreational anglers on the Gulfside is the presentation of a red snapper draft rule to set the 2014 recreational season in the Gulf. Let your voice be heard and be sure to attend this important meeting!

Further details and additional information below:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 12-13 in Tampa. The meeting, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 4500 W. Cypress St., Tampa Airport – Westshore, starts at 8:30 a.m. both days. The public is invited and will be provided opportunities to speak.

Highlights of the agenda include:

  • Discussing issues relating to fish and wildlife conservation and, on day two, fishery management council updates.
  • Possible rule adjustments for a few St. Johns River boating restricted areas.
  • Proposed hunting and fishing rule changes to increase sportsmen’s opportunities at FWC-managed areas.
  • A decision on implementing new sea cucumber harvesting regulations.
  • Deciding whether to remove a recreational bag limit prohibition for captain and crew of for-hire vessels seeking certain Atlantic reef fish.
  • Presentation of a red snapper draft rule to set the 2014 recreational fishing season in Gulf waters.

For the full agenda: MyFWC.com/Commission, select “Commission Meetings.”

Can’t attend meeting in person? Follow live coverage on Twitter @MyFWC and join in the conversation by using tag #FWC2014. Link: https://twitter.com/MyFWC.

Also check the Florida Channel (www.thefloridachannel.org) for possible live webcast times.