Bonefish set for catch-and-release status in Florida

February 18th, 2011| 1 Comment

Bonefish could soon officially be a catch-and-release species in Florida, thanks to plans being put forward by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

February 23 represents a key date in the process, with a draft rule set to be heard by members of the FWC at its meeting in Apalachicola.

Currently, fishermen are allowed to harvest one bonefish per day – under the new rules, fishermen would be allowed to remove the fish from the water for as long as it takes to unhook them and take a picture before slipping them back.

It’s a great idea and one we at Fishipedia are obviously 100% behind. But we’re also a little surprised – are there still people out there who need reminding that these fish are not for the table? It seems so…

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