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    Quote Originally Posted by choppy View Post
    Might want to double check snowy's. I think they changed it to 1 per vessel!
    You're right: http://www.safmc.net/FishIDandRegs/F...8/Default.aspx

    Thanks, updated.

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    Thanks for the work you put into that Doc.

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    There is a great phone app called Fish Rules.... Has pretty much all the species, geolocation, tells you the current rules for that day and location, etc...

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    Thanks for the info...

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    Black sea bass info updated.

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    http://m.myfwc.com/news/news-release...r/05/sea-bass/

    For federal waters, black sea bass is closed through 5/31/13, reopening 6/1/13.

    http://www.safmc.net/LinkClick.aspx?...Y%3d&tabid=248


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    Mangroves in Federal are 12" minimum and it states "Included in the 10 per person bag" so is it 10 or 5, I talked to an FWC officer and he looked it up in his truck and he couldn't find where I couldn't kill 10 per person in federal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrassyHooker View Post
    Mangroves in Federal are 12" minimum and it states "Included in the 10 per person bag" so is it 10 or 5, I talked to an FWC officer and he looked it up in his truck and he couldn't find where I couldn't kill 10 per person in federal.

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    You can keep 10 mangroves per person in federal waters if that's the only type of snapper there is. The 10 is the snapper daily bag limit.

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    It should also be pointed out that red snapper are closed totally on the Atlantic side. There is a season and bag in the gulf that is fluid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit100377 View Post
    It should also be pointed out that red snapper are closed totally on the Atlantic side. There is a season and bag in the gulf that is fluid.
    According to myfwc.com red snapper in Atlantic state waters - 2 per person 20" minimum length

    Most responses to this thread are responsible seasoned anglers that get out frequently and post/read reports like Long, Brassy and Last Mango and we still have questions.

    What about the typical guy who has a boat and loves to fish legally but with job, family and time constraints might go 2-3 months before an opportunity to fish becomes reality. He checks his regs (from tackle shop but might be a year or two old) or goes to the website. State, Federal waters, slot, bag, total length, fork length, pinch the tail, dehookers, venting tools, Magnuson Stevenson act, South Atlantic fisheries etc. WTF just want to fish and bring home a few groceries! These regs are becoming more complicated than the tax code! Sorry for the rant but I am getting frustrated. Heard about red snapper opening in Fed waters off the Atlantic but website says "to be determined". :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by BacDoc View Post
    According to myfwc.com red snapper in Atlantic state waters - 2 per person 20" minimum length

    Most responses to this thread are responsible seasoned anglers that get out frequently and post/read reports like Long, Brassy and Last Mango and we still have questions.

    What about the typical guy who has a boat and loves to fish legally but with job, family and time constraints might go 2-3 months before an opportunity to fish becomes reality. He checks his regs (from tackle shop but might be a year or two old) or goes to the website. State, Federal waters, slot, bag, total length, fork length, pinch the tail, dehookers, venting tools, Magnuson Stevenson act, South Atlantic fisheries etc. WTF just want to fish and bring home a few groceries! These regs are becoming more complicated than the tax code! Sorry for the rant but I am getting frustrated. Heard about red snapper opening in Fed waters off the Atlantic but website says "to be determined". :(
    That is the SAFMC's grand plan. They want us to beg them for MPA's in exchange for looser regulations outside of those areas. Their dream since the 1980's has been to make one tremendously large MPA and close off about 60-80% of the ledge from Florida to the Carolinas. They figure that if they can close off 80% of the prime habitat, then it doesn't matter what goes on outside of those areas, thus the appeal to move towards a general bag limit like they have in the Bahamas. So, your frustration is "by design". It's the old "good cop" (MPA) "bad cop" (encyclopedia of regulations) sales pitch. Don't fall for it. The regulations really aren't that complicated if you print them out before you go...

    Also, I know this for certainty from reading their old minutes and meeting with several of them. Also, many of you may not remember, but when the red snapper debacle first came up, they tried to close ALL BOTTOMFISHING from 98' and seaward from NC to North Florida. Do you remember that? Essentially they tried to use red snapper as the "disaster" to "force their hand". The reality is that they could never sell such a radical "ecosystem based management" plan to fishermen, so they needed to set up the Magnusson Stevens act (now the law) to "force" them to do something unpopular to the masses... Smart people when it comes to screwing over fishermen.

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