Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes to
black sea bass management in Atlantic state waters at its Dec. 5 Commission meeting in
Apalachicola. These changes will help rebuild the Atlantic black sea bass population for
future generations of recreational and commercial fishers.
Changes, effective Feb. 1, 2013, include:
which means more fish are being removed from the water than is considered sustainable.
Federal fishery managers made several recent changes to help continue to rebuild Atlantic
black sea bass populations. The FWC-approved changes will align state management
efforts with most current federal regulations for black sea bass.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building
620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL
32399-1600 • (850) 488-4676
Atlantic black sea bass recreational, commercial changes approved
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