Florida Keys News
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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New tarpon rules take effect Sept. 1
FWC officials will determine additional rule changes at Sept. 5 meeting

State fishery managers will institute one set of protections for tarpon on Sunday and vote on another protection for the prize backcountry fish four days later.

Tarpon, along with bonefish, will become catch-and-release-only fisheries beginning Sunday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the status for the two fish and other proactive measure...

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