FWC Wants Increased Redfish Bag Limit

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has proposed raising the red drum recreational daily bag limit from one fish to two per person in northern Florida. In addition, the FWC wants to create three regional management areas for red drum and establish a statewide eight-fish red drum daily vessel limit. The Commission also intends to develop ways to modify the red drum off-the-water possession limit.
“We’ve come a long way since the early 1990s, when red drum stocks were largely depleted, but the management of red drum in Florida is turning out to be a success story,” said Commissioner Kathy Barco. “The fishery is holding its own in southern Florida, and numbers of red drum in northern parts of the state are now at a point where it’s safe to give back some fish to anglers.”
The FWC is proposing establishment of three management areas for redfish. These would be the same as the current management areas for spotted seatrout.
This report is courtesy of Underwater-Lights USA, Underwater LED Boat Lights

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