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FWC seeks input on possible red drum regulation changes

News Release

Friday, August 27, 2010

Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled a series of public workshops this fall to discuss possible fishing regulation changes for red drum (redfish).

The FWC is considering creating regional management areas for red drum and raising the daily bag limit from one fish to two per person in Northeast and Northwest Florida.  The Commission is also seeking public comment on possible red drum rule changes for Southeast Florida.

The FWC encourages interested people to attend the workshops, which will take place from 6-8 p.m. local time as follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 8
Gulf Coast Community College
5230 W. U.S. Highway 98
Student Union East
2nd Floor Conference Room
Panama City
Thursday, Sept. 9
FWC Headquarters
620 S. Meridian St.
Farris Bryant Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
Monday, Sept. 20
Brevard Agricultural Center
3695 Lake Drive
Tuesday, Nov. 23
Jacksonville Public Library
Southeast Branch
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.
Tuesday, Nov. 30
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Ave. SE
Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium
St. Petersburg
Wednesday, Dec. 1
City Hall Council Chambers
123 NW Highway 19
Crystal River

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the workshops should advise the FWC at least five days prior to the workshop by calling 850-488-6411.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).

More information regarding these workshops is available online at, click on "Marine Advisory Boards, Public Workshops, etc."

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