2016-17 Apalachicola Bay Oyster Season

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The commercial bag limit for oysters in Apalachicola Bay will be lowered to three bags per harvester during the winter season, Sept. 1 through May 31, according to¬†Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Several other oyster conservation measures implemented … Continued

SAFMC Approves Spawning Special Management Zones

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The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has approved the designation of five offshore areas as Spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs) to help protect spawning fish and unique habitat associated with spawning activities in the South Atlantic, including portions of an … Continued

Federal Shrimp Permit Requirement (South Atlantic)

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NOAA Fisheries recently issued a reminder to shrimpers harvesting penaeid shrimp (white, pink, and brown shrimp) in federal waters of the South Atlantic Region, that for a person aboard a trawler to fish for penaeid shrimp or possess penaeid shrimp … Continued