Go sell them Swordfish!
Oh wait a minute, this just in,,,, in the South Florida zone, your commercial trip limit is ZERO swordfish, Yes, for just $22.00 you can now be a commercial swordfisherman and sell Zero per day!!!!
Actually the management zones are simply Cocoa Beach North, limit 3 fish, Key west thru the Gulf, 2 swordfish per day, and Key West to Cocoa Beach, Zero fish per day.
Now that should significantly increase the commercial catch with selective gear, rod and reel.
Looks like the only ones they listened to were the commercial General Cat bluefin tuna boys in the NE who actually have been encountering increased numbers of swords.
So South Florida keeps putting up with buoy gear spread all over the Ocean, but lets not hurt the stock with Rod and Reel!
Rules to go into affect Jan 1 2014