FWC Commission Meeting, Feb. 2013

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be holding its next meeting February 13 – 14, 2013 starting at 8:30am each day at Sea World in Orlando. The meeting is open to the public and all interested individuals will be given an opportunity speak. The meetings will include updates from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on red snapper, vermilion snapper, mackerel, cobia, reef fish gear, and reef fish allocation.

The council will make there Final Rule on the following:
Gulf of Mexico Recreational Gag Grouper Season for 2013.
Saltwater Game fish and Sport fish Designations
Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish
Recreational Bag Limits: Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Black Sea Bass, Red Porgy, Amberjacks, Tilefish
Recreational Triggerfish Season

The commission will also work on Draft Rules for:
Bluefish Size Limit and Bag Limit
Vessel Operator Responsibility (NEW) – The proposed draft rule would make a vessel operator responsible for ensuring that the persons aboard his or her vessel comply with marine fisheries regulations.