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are hoop nets legal for catching ballyhoo?

miamidavemiamidave Posts: 62 Deckhand
Before purchasing a hoop net, I was looking at the regulations about nets....



Nets

The following types of nets may be used for recreational purposes in Florida waters:

– Bully nets (for lobster only) no greater than 3 feet in diameter.

– Frame nets and push nets (for shrimp only) no greater than 16 feet in perimeter.

– Hand held landing or dip nets no greater than 96 inches in perimeter.

– Castnets measuring 14 feet or less stretched length (stretched length is defined as the distance from the horn at the center of the net with the net gathered and pulled taut, to the lead line). Castnets may be used as harvesting gear for the following species only: black drum, bluefish, cobia, flounder, mullet, Florida pompano, red drum, sheepshead, shrimp, Spanish mackerel, spotted seatrout, weakfish, and unregulated species.

– Beach or haul seines measuring no larger than 500 square feet of mesh area, no larger than 2 inches stretched mesh size, not constructed of monofilament, and legibly marked at both ends with the harvester’s name and address, if a Florida resident. Non-residents using beach or haul seines for recreational purposes are required to have a commercial saltwater products license and legibly mark the seine at both ends with the harvester’s saltwater products license number. Beach or haul seines may be used as harvesting gear for the following species only: black drum, bluefish, cobia, flounder, mullet, Florida pompano, red drum, sheepshead, shrimp, Spanish mackerel, spotted seatrout, weakfish, and unregulated species.


Read more: http://www.floridasportsman.com/2011/05/16/regs/#ixzz4bGK92Ipy

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