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Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Regs

Even after visiting the websites, I am not clear of what is legal. Is fishing, lobstering, and marine life collecting (with applicalbe license) permitted within the aquatic park boundaries? Thanks in advance.

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  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,195 Moderator
    Fishing
    Anglers can enjoy some of the best flats fishing found anywhere in the world.

    Hunting
    Hunting is not permitted in the refuge, but fishing is permitted.

    http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/recEdMore.cfm?ID=41582
  • ChumbagChumbag Posts: 381 Officer
    Thanks for the reply, still not clear if lobstering and marine tropical collecting is fishing but assume that it is since it is authorized with a fishing license. Any clarification would be appreciated.
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,195 Moderator
    Why don't you go right to the source

    E-mail: [email protected]
    Phone Number: 305-872-0774
  • ChumbagChumbag Posts: 381 Officer
    I thought the intent of the Ask the Law Forum was to get valid regulation answers from a Special Agent. My experience in the Keys is that LEOs are not always well versed in the evolving regulations; this has particularly been the case regarding marine life collecting. No fault of theirs, they are tough to keep up with. To avoid confusion, I like to have a hard copy available as I had hoped to do with a response. I will try the noted E-mail address and hope for an acccurate response. Thanks again.
  • NOAA-EnforcementNOAA-Enforcement Posts: 202 Moderator
    I don't believe the FWC has anyone who monitors this forum to answer questions. I can only assist you with regulations involving my agency (NOAA).

    The links provided above are excellent places to get answers on your topic or try, “Ask My FWC”.

    http://myfwc.com/contact/

    http://myfwc.custhelp.com/app/home
    My purpose on this site is to help everyone understand Federal Fishery Regulations and to provide information. Working with the Florida Sportsman is a collateral (volunteer) duty I asked for and enjoy; I will only give you an answer that I’m willing to put my name on and stand behind. Sometimes that means checking with other agents/offices in the area of concern.
    Please Stay Safe And Have A Wonderful Day.
    Special Agent Allan Coker
    NOAA's Office For Fishery Law Enforcement
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