There are public meetings scheduled for Amendment 7 to the HMS rules. This is primarily about bluefin tuna, but the management affects other species. There are issues here that include the possibility to allow long lining back into the closed area off the east coast of Florida. Official comments have to be submitted by Dec 10, so there is a month left to get something in, meetings are the best place to get an understanding of the regulations.
Today in Ft Pierce, tomorrow in St Pete.
Public Hearing November 12, 2013
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fort Pierce, FL Days Inn Fort Pierce
3224 U.S. 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Public Hearing November 13, 2013
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. St. Petersburg, FL National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office
263 13th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701