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Sea Trout proposed changes

Rec fishing NW section could be 3 per person and only 1 over 20" with a 15-20" slot, closed in February. .

Com fishing NW section slot 15-24", 75 per harvester and max of 150 fish per vessel.

https://myfwc.com/media/20102/5a-presentation-seatrout.pdf

Common Sense can't be bought, taught or gifted, yet it is one of the few things in life that is free, and most refuse to even attempt to possess it. - Miguel Cervantes

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  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,813 Captain
    edited April 2019 #2
    The little ones are more tasty!
    God, save the South!
  • BayBobBayBob Posts: 865 Officer
    Wonder what the effect this will have on the local economy. Are folks from out of state going to come down and spend   $'s for three trout?
  • KlingerKlinger Posts: 2,124 Captain
    I think the reg also eliminated any bag limit for any guides and mates 
    In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.-- John Adams
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,329 Admiral
    Klinger said:
    I think the reg also eliminated any bag limit for any guides and mates 
    It did no capts share anymore.
  • LiveLineLiveLine Wakulla County, FloridaPosts: 2,076 Captain
    As grouper sandwich would say....."they taste like cardboard"....LOL
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,505 AG
    commercial take is aprox 1% of rec so.....
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,505 AG
    and there is no directed commercial fishery on the entire west coast of Fl. so....
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • micci_manmicci_man Somewhere in FLPosts: 14,910 AG
    Way to defend right off the bat A1. LOL
    Common Sense can't be bought, taught or gifted, yet it is one of the few things in life that is free, and most refuse to even attempt to possess it. - Miguel Cervantes
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,505 AG
    micci_man said:
    Way to defend right off the bat A1. LOL
    Gotta stay light on my feet around here...

    personally I don't think there is a need for any change in the NW section
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,329 Admiral
    I don't care much for trout or red fish.  Fun to catch.
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 5,613 Admiral

    BREAKING NEWS - NO ACTION! - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (MyFWC) DID NOT take action on agency staff’s recommended changes to spotted seatrout regulations at its meeting today (Wednesday) in Havana.

    After listening to 20 public speakers, the commission instead directed staff to gather more information and stakeholder feedback, specifically about possibly splitting the Northwest Region, a request made a number of charter captains who spoke at the meeting.

    Additionally, commissioners wanted more information about not allowing trout to be kept over 20 inches across the state (staff was originally recommending that change in the Southwest and Southeast regions).
    Staff is expected to bring back more information at a future FWC meeting.

    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • micci_manmicci_man Somewhere in FLPosts: 14,910 AG
    Good news.
    Common Sense can't be bought, taught or gifted, yet it is one of the few things in life that is free, and most refuse to even attempt to possess it. - Miguel Cervantes
  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 3,154 Captain
    Glad they said, "Let's get some really good information before we destroy our state's fishing tourism."
    Proverbs 13:3
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 17,526 Moderator
    edited May 2019 #15
    Glad they said, "Let's get some really good information before we destroy our state's fishing tourism."

    Brad, that's a big statement right there.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • brotherinlawbrotherinlaw Posts: 3,875 Captain

    Let's hope they have someone who gives a crap and understands what they are doing that is gathering the info.

    Info gathered is only as good as the people gathering

  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,813 Captain
    They should be more focused on Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River estuary.
    God, save the South!
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,329 Admiral

    We use to go to the Banana river back in the early 60's & get oysters.  We'd get 2-3 washtubs full & shuck oysters all day on Sunday.

    They were sure good back then.  Can't eat them now I got a bad liver. 

  • Nick NikonNick Nikon Posts: 4,201 Captain
    edited May 2019 #19
    They should be more focused on Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River estuary.
    Fish are easier to manage than commercial polluters.

    Fish don't vote, or make campaign contributions.

    Look for another round of Blue-Green Algae this Summer.


  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,329 Admiral
    edited May 2019 #20
    Glad they said, "Let's get some really good information before we destroy our state's fishing tourism."
    That hasn't stopped them before.  Im wrong that's the fedsdoing all that.
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