FWC Proposal To Commercial Seine Seatrout!!!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is expected to vote on new trout rules at its meeting Nov. 16-17.
For recreational fishermen, the FWC will vote on making trout legal year-round statewide.
Commercial fishing changes include doubling the daily limit to 150 for two fishermen, and allowing seine nets to be used.The Snook Foundation will tabulate the results of the poll and present the data at the FWC meeting.
For a look at the poll and more on the issue, check: http://www.snookfoundation.org/news/fishing/473-trout-fishery-poll.html

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  • Flat_TopFlat_Top Posts: 298 Deckhand
    From what I've been hearing it seems the meeting to discuss the proposed rule changes to the spotted sea trout rules are just a formality. And after reading the FWC's presentation on these rule changes I feel that is true. There are several comments like the one below that reference discussing the proposed changes with the commercial industry staff.

    "Most of the commercial industry staff contacted was in favor of this rule amendment."

    Why would the commercial industry staff not be in favor? They will be allowed to catch more trout. Here is the power point presentation for the proposed rule changes.

    http://myfwc.com/media/1583105/4B3_SpottedSeatrout_presentation.pdf

    Below is a link to a form you can fill out and e-mail the FWC commissioners with your comments on the proposed rule changes. If we have any chance of changing the commissioners minds on this they must hear from us, all of us. Please take a few minutes and let them know your feelings on this issue.

    http://myfwc.com/contact/staff-contacts/senior-staff/commissioners/

    Thanks to Captain Danny for the links.
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