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Potential Rule Changes for the Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries





 

Share your input on these important issues by participating in a workshop!

TOPIC: The purpose of these workshops is to gather public input on potential changes in the tarpon and bonefish rules to make them catch-and-release only fisheries throughout Florida's state and federal waters.

Possible changes include:

• Eliminating the tarpon bag limit and allowing the harvest and possession of a single tarpon in conjunction with a tarpon tag only when in pursuit of an IGFA record

• Modifying the tarpon tag program, including reporting requirements and calendar year, and

• Discontinuing the bonefish tournament exemption permit that allows tournament anglers to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale.



TIME: 6-8 p.m.

WHEN and WHERE:

• April 1: St. Petersburg at Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. S.E.

• April 2: Dania Beach at IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way

• April 3: Key Colony Beach at City Hall, Mile Marker 53.5, 600 W. Ocean Drive

• April 8: Statewide webinar and telephone conference call. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing/Saltwater/Rulemaking/Workshops.

Call Carly Canion at (850) 617-9627 for more information.

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