Biscayne National Park Fishery Management Plan

Hello Fishing Buddies,

This is the email I got today. BNP chose Alternative 4. Be aware that Alt 4 gives the park lots and lots of leeway in regards to closing off areas, and shutting down fishing for specific fish. Mini-Season will be no more, and spearfishing is done. This is a link to the actual plan, start on page 12, from there it lists all the alternatives.

http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=353&projectID=23587&documentID=25004

May 28, 2014

Dear Friend of Biscayne National Park:



I am pleased to announce the release of the Fishery Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Biscayne National Park. This plan is the result of a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It is hoped that this plan will improve the condition of the park’s fishery resources, resulting in positive changes to the size and abundance of the fish and a better fishing experience for future generations.



Five alternatives addressing concerns about the status and long-term conservation of the park’s fisheries resources are described in the Plan. Preferred Alternative 4, “Rebuild and Conserve Park Fisheries Resources,” seeks to increase the abundances and average sizes of targeted fishes and invertebrates within the park by at least 20% over current conditions. To achieve this goal, the cooperating agencies will work together to implement a wide range of recommendations.



The Fishery Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement can be downloaded from http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=23587. For your convenience, CD copies and a limited number of paper copies are available upon request by emailing us at [email protected], calling us at 305-230-1144, or sending a letter to:



Biscayne National Park

9700 SW 328th St

Homestead, FL 33033

305-230-1144

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