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Old 07-18-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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Arrow Public requests for barracuda conservation measures in south Florida receive initial

Public requests for barracuda conservation measures in south Florida receive initial approval by FWC

These proposed changes will come back before the Commission at its September meeting in Weston for final approval. If approved at that time, changes will apply in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only, where the majority of barracuda population concerns have been voiced, and will include:

Creating a recreational and commercial slot limit of 15 to 36 inches,

Creating a recreational daily bag limit of two fish per person, and

Creating a commercial vessel limit of 20 fish per day.

Because there are no species-specific regulations for barracuda, they are currently subject only to general statewide regulations, which include a default recreational bag limit of two fish or 100 pounds, whichever is greater. There are no commercial trip limits and no regulations in federal waters.

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