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What became of the proposed redfish take rule?

Seems I thought this would change this fall, going from one fish to two?


  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,521 AG
    crickets..........and people wonder why nobody visits this forum.
  • EggsuckindogEggsuckindog Posts: 1,526 Captain
    25 minutes ? you must think this is Wikipedia or something - never heard anything other than the proposal
    1976 SeaCraft master Angler - Merc 200 XRi
  • brettfitzbrettfitz Posts: 438 Deckhand
    This was published on the Florida Sportsman website a couple weeks ago:
    Changes in the Redfish Bag Limit?
    GOOD NEWS! Red drum are doing well under today’s conservative management: No commercial fishing since 1989; very limited take for individual citizens.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to study a proposal to actually increase the red drum bag limit from 1 fish to 2, for northern waters of the state. The Commission is scheduled to take up the subject at a meeting in November, following a new stock assessment due this fall.
    The 2-fish north Florida bag limit proposal stemmed from a reevaluation of a 2009 stock assessment which indicated redfish regulations were exceeding management goals in the Northeast and Northwest regions.
    Increasing the redfish bag limit only in certain parts of the state would be a bit confusing. But, as with red grouper (see story this month), anglers who’ve accepted tight limits over the years should be encouraged to see once-threatened fisheries turning the corner.

    —Jeff Weakley, Editor
    "A 'real' fisherman is one who thinks like I do. There are more of us around than you might suspect."
    -John Gierach
  • tagtag Posts: 9,423 Admiral
    It was delayed until new information is available in November. .....or some such nonsense.
  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,521 AG
    Thanks. I posted here because in Off Topic they don't even know what they had for breakfast this morning. Wiki-piscia. lol..
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