Re: Tarpon and Bonefish Florida Legislation changes

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Posted by Adam on 2013-04-01 12:58:55 in reply to Re: Tarpon and Bonefish Florida Legislation changes posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2013-03-23 14:43:58

For those interested, I just had this emailed to me. Public forums on these changes. First one is tonight in St. Petersburg for those of you in the Tampa Bay area. Here's the info that was emailed to me.

FWC Public Workshops:

Potential Rule Changes for the Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries
TOPIC: The purpose of these workshops is to gather public input on potential changes in the tarpon and bonefish rules to make them catch-and-release only fisheries throughout Florida’s state and federal waters.

Possible changes include:

· Eliminating the tarpon bag limit and allowing the harvest and possession of a single tarpon in conjunction with a tarpon tag only when in pursuit of an IGFA record

· Modifying the tarpon tag program, including reporting requirements and calendar year, and

· Discontinuing the bonefish tournament exemption permit that allows tournament anglers to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale.

TIME: 6-8 p.m. EDT

April 1: St. Petersburg at Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. S.E.

April 2: Dania Beach at IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way

April 3: Key Colony Beach at City Hall, Mile Marker 53.5, 600 W. Ocean Drive

April 8: Statewide webinar and telephone conference call. Visit

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