FWC seeks input on possible changes to red drum rules
Monday, November 29, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is continuing a series of public workshops,
including a special multi-location video workshop, to review its
analysis of the latest red drum (redfish) stock assessment and
discuss possible red drum rule changes. In addition, the FWC
encourages people to take an online survey regarding the proposed
changes available at MyFWC.com in the "Quick Clicks" box.
The FWC wants to hear what you think about its
proposals to create regional management areas for red drum and to
raise the daily bag limit from one fish to two per person in
northern Florida. The Commission also wants to receive comments on
possible red drum rule changes in southeastern Florida.
The FWC invites interested people to attend the
workshops, which will take place from 6-8 p.m. as follows:
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Ave., S.E.
Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium
City Hall Council Chambers
123 N.W. Hwy. 19
Note that the dates originally announced for these
workshops have been changed because of FWC scheduling conflicts.
Previous red drum workshops were held in Panama City, Tallahassee
and Cocoa in September and in Fort Myers and Jacksonville in
The Commission also has scheduled a special red
drum video workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 15, where you can
participate at one of the videoconferencing sites listed below or
via voice-only telephone line from 6-8 p.m. EST (5-7 p.m. CST).
Please contact the FWC at 850-487-0554 to confirm which of the
following locations you plan to go to or to find out how to join
the meeting via the voice-only line.
Farris Bryant Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
620 S. Meridian St.
3911 Hwy. 2321
|FWC North Central
3377 E. U.S. Hwy. 90
1239 S.W. 10th St.
3900 Drane Field Road
8535 Northlake Blvd.
West Palm Beach
|FWC South Florida
Marathon Government Center
2796 Overseas Highway
Mile Marker 48.5
|FWC Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Ave., S.E.
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
More information regarding the FWC's management for
red drum and the red drum survey is available at MyFWC.com/Rules
(click on "Fishing - Saltwater").