Wow, the ruling came thru via this email from the CCA.
CCA FLORIDA COMMENDS FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION'S ACTION TO NOT ALLOW A DIRECTED SEATROUT NET FISHERY
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed the very controversal proposed seatrout rules during their Wednesday meeting in Key Largo.
The Commission voted to remove the closed months in the recreational sector and extend the commercial fishery while not allowing beach and haul seine nets.
The action taken by the Commissioners keeps good conservation measures on the fishery while providing additional access to the recreational fisherman.
“It was extremely important to keep the by-catch and the beach and haul seine nets out the seatrout fishery” said Don Roberts, CCA Florida Chairman.
"The impact from the regulations that were adopted by the Commissioners will be great for the jobs and economic value associated with the recreational fishery."
Your son or daughter may still be able to catch one of these!!
This smile is "worth" how much. More than $1.90 per pound, I'll tell ya that!
Throughout the process CCA Florida has worked with the Commission and their staff to help develop proposed rules for the Commissioners consideration to help this fishery thrive. We applaud their efforts in their work with the stakeholders and continued success in managing the state fisheries.
“We greatly appreciate all the work that the Commissioner’s and their staff have done” said Ted Forsgren, CCA Florida's Executive Director. "It is great for fisheries conservation of seatrout and the recreational fisherman."