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FWC Proposal To Commercial Seine Seatrout!!!

In Key Largo, in 2 weeks, the FWC is going to rule on whether to double the commercial take of seatrout to 150/boat to day, and to allow SEINING of seatrout.

This is madness....we know what commercials and nets (and a seine, is a net) did to Florida and how hard it was to get them mostly out.

To protest log onto the Snook Foundation webside (www.snookfoundation.org), and take the poll to stop the FWC propsal to commercially seine seatrout.

Also, send the eggheads at the FWC an email at:




  • brettfitzbrettfitz Posts: 438 Deckhand
    Couple extra points:

    -when you take the poll, please read the articles that are linked on the page. It gives you some background info. Also, take the time to add a comment. I will be presenting all of them to the commission next month.

    -if you can go to that meeting, and I really hope many of you can, please contact me so we can coordinate our efforts.

    -finally, please be respectful with your comments. We will make much more sense if we can present our thoughts without resorting to negative comments.

    Thanks to any and all of you that take the time to speak out now. If we don't take advantage of this opportunity, we will lose out on the chance to demonstrate who we are and what our hopes are for the future of fishing in Florida.

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  • snookyjsnookyj Posts: 1,687 Officer
    Thats ridiculous...i've been hearing about this for awhile cant understand who really makes these decisions. Netting seatrout, really???? How can this be good for the state...the seatrout population will truly suffer. I've put in my 2 cents in an email and will attend every meeting i can to oppose this bs!!!
  • doctodddoctodd Posts: 84 Deckhand
    page not found when i click on the FWC link
  • Flat_TopFlat_Top Posts: 298 Deckhand
    From what I've been hearing it seems the meeting to discuss the proposed rule changes to the spotted sea trout rules are just a formality. And after reading the FWC's presentation on these rule changes I feel that is true. There are several comments like the one below that reference discussing the proposed changes with the commercial industry staff.

    "Most of the commercial industry staff contacted was in favor of this rule amendment."

    Why would the commercial industry staff not be in favor? They will be allowed to catch more trout. Here is the power point presentation for the proposed rule changes.


    Below is a link to a form you can fill out and e-mail the FWC commissioners with your comments on the proposed rule changes. If we have any chance of changing the commissioners minds on this they must hear from us, all of us. Please take a few minutes and let them know your feelings on this issue.


    Thanks to Captain Danny for the links.
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