From the Lower Keys Guides Association:
The LKGA Board of Directors is supporting the below recommendations with the exception that the commercial daily limit be 20 fish per day per vessel, and not 20 per person as it currently stands.
Here’s what staff is proposing: Recreational bag limit: 2 fish per person per day Commercial daily limit: 20 fish per day Recreational and commercial slot limit: 15 inch minimum & 36 inch maximum (fork length) All proposed regulations would apply only in south Florida (Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties) All proposed regulations would extend into federal waters off the regulated counties (listed above) You can help influence the commission’s decision by getting more signatures and comments supporting the above request through our Save the Barracuda petition, which will be presented to commissioners prior to the meeting. If you have already signed, share the link with others. Because no stock assessment will be done, it is important that the commissioners hear from the public – especially those of us who fish in the designated areas.
Showing up at the meeting can make a huge difference in the final decision-making process.
If you can attend the meeting and would like to carpool from the Florida Keys to Sarasota, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the June FWC meeting and full agenda.
Thank you for your support of our efforts to Save the Barracuda!
LKGA Board of Directors
Luke Kelly – President
Will Benson – Vice President
John O’Hearn – Secretary
Dale Bishop – Treasurer
Nathaniel Linville – Outreach
Simon Becker – Director
Drew Delashmit – Director
Doug Kilpatrick – Director
Bob Paulson – Director
Our Mission: The Lower Keys Guides Association is a non-profit organization of professional fishing guides dedicated to working for a sustainable resource through wise management practices, while recognizing the importance of sport fishing to the economy and cultural heritage of the Florida Keys.