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Topic Title: FWC Rule Change - Redfish
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Created On: 05/04/2022 09:45 AM
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 05/04/2022 09:45 AM
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RustyTruck

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"Allow only catch-and-release fishing for redfish in the Indian River Lagoon region."

The region looks like it's from Oak Hill to Jupiter or so.

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 05/10/2022 05:20 AM
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stokedpanda

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I dig it, but it is a shame as I feel it may takes the spotlight off why the redfish are in decline(along with all the other pieces of the lagoon system) which is pollution.

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 05/15/2022 06:53 AM
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scombrid

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FWC doesn't do pollution. Pollution is DEP jurisdiction and if FWC gets too uppity about pollution then it gets angry phone calls from both the Governor and Legislature telling FWC to stay in its lane or else.

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 05/17/2022 03:55 AM
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Cole

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It must be serious if the state bothered to get involved. Lack of sea grass for spawning I imagine and a lack of food.

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 05/22/2022 07:12 AM
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I wonder if this includes Sebastian Inlet, and if so, the entire inlet? I would think east of the bridge would be considered the ocean.

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 05/24/2022 06:09 AM
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RustyTruck

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The way it looked to me on the map, it seemed that the IRL "region" included the ocean. I was wondering if this meant no taking of redfish anywhere in the region (lagoon, inlet, ocean). Maybe not?

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