I’ve included one of my all-time favored hogfish shots with the news. It is really a common shot, taken in Vital Largo. It appeared in Florida Sportsman in the past 12 months.
For about a 12 months, we’ve been waiting around for the new hogfish polices to acquire impact, and now they’re about to start off.
The improvements are to shield the stocks, and it’s going to be tough in Atlantic waters, wherever there will be a reduction from 5 to one hogfish and a year. Lionfish, everyone?
Motion: Polices improvements in condition and federal waters successful Aug. 24
Facts: Starting off Aug. 24, a number of improvements to hogfish administration will go into impact in condition and federal waters. Authorised improvements contain:
Decreasing the Atlantic recreational day-to-day bag limit from 5 to one fish for each harvester
Location an Atlantic recreational harvest year of May one as a result of Oct. 31
Expanding the Atlantic recreational and business bare minimum dimensions limit from 12 to 16 inches fork length
Expanding the Gulf recreational and business bare minimum dimensions limit from 12 to 14 inches fork length
Location the bare minimum importation and sale dimensions limit to 14 inches fork length statewide.
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