RFA: EPA denies petition seeking ban on lead fishing tackle

Source: Recreational Fishing Alliance EPA DENIES PETITION SEEKING BAN ON LEAD FISHING TACKLE RFA Members Successfully Weigh-In on Heavy-Metal Issue (11/4/2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition calling for a ban on the manufacture, use and processing … Read More

FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto: Florida is open for business!

Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission FWC hears update on oil spill response Florida is open for business. This was the recurring theme at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) emergency workshop May 19 in St. Pete Beach. … Read More

NEWS FLASH: FWC to hold emergency meeting May 19 in St. Pete Beach to discuss the agency’s ongoing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Captain’s Blog – May 13, 2010 – Marathon Florida Keys – FWC to hold emergeny meeting regarding oil spill response. For immediate release: May 13, 2010 Contact: Kent Whittington, 850-488-9434  FWC emergency meeting will focus on oil spill response             … Read More

Know your new grouper regs for the opening of season May 1

Captain’s Blog – April 30, 2010 – Marathon Florida Keys After a four-month closure, the recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water Groupers will reopen tomorrow (May 1) in all Monroe County and Atlantic Ocean waters. Each recreational harvester has a … Read More

Grouper season reopens May 1 with new regulations

Captain’s Blog – April 27, 2010 – Marathon Florida Keys – Grouper season reopens Saturday, May 1 – woooo hoooo! The recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water groupers (including gag, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, rock hind, coney, … Read More

FWC Clarifies: Catch and release fishing still allowed for snook, bonefish and tarpon

For immediate release: January 17, 2010 Contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554 Catch and release fishing still allowed for snook, bonefish and tarpon While the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently issued an executive order on Jan. 15, which temporarily … Read More

FWC responds to widespread cold-weather saltwater fish kills

For immediate release: January 15, 2010 Contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554 FWC responds to widespread cold-weather saltwater fish kills The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has issued executive orders to protect Florida’s snook, bonefish and tarpon fisheries from further … Read More

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