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The pompano and permit rules take effect Jan. 1 2004

FWC passed new rules to increase the minimum size limit for pompano and permit from 10 to 11 inches fork length for all fishermen. Rules also lower the aggregate recreational bag limit for pompano and permit from 10 to six fish per person per day.

Here's the link
http://floridaconservation.org/whatsnew/03/pompano-st.html

I still would like to see the minimum size limit move up the scale 1 Inch due to the fact that they have not had a chance to spawn until they are at least 11 .5 or 12 inches.

If you have any comments or concearns on this sub and would like to contact someone about it you can E Mail Commission members at:

http://floridaconservation.org/commission/2003/september/pompano_permit.pdf
 

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Nice finally meeting you on the pier--the kids caught about 20 pigfish and pinfish after you left. They had a great time.

Only caught a few pompano but can't be a heck of alot meat on a 12 inch fish. Seems to me maybe it should be 15" and 3-5 limit.
 

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It was a pleasure meetimg you and your family flistell down at the Mel Bch Pier. Glad to hear the kids had a great time with the BIGGINS at the Pier. Some days their there and will forget about the days there not. :D
Found a good articule about the Pompano , who knows ifin the next time you look at the local fish monger it just might read
Farm Raised Pompano ? "Maricultured". you say
Maybe we should grow our own you know for personal consumption.

Florida Pompano: Conserving the Species
http://sarasota.extension.ufl.edu/FCS/flafoodfare/pompano.htm

Florida's Highest Valued Fish
http://www.pompanofarms.com/

Anyone got the cash stashed away for investment purposes
Maybe a gold mine.
Come getcha some P&S Farm Raised Pompano.:jawdrop:
Take Care
 

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12" limit reply

I got an email back from FWC regarding upping the limit to 12" and here's what they had to say:


"Pompano are currently undergoing overfishing and the Commission's goal was to reduce harvest by 10% to eliminate overfishing. The new regulations will reduce pompano harvest by as much as 15%. The 12" size limit was not considered at this time because it would have resulted in a much greater reduction in harvest (40-50%) than was needed to rebuild the population."

Sincerely,

Andy Strelcheck
Fishery Biologist
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comm.
Division of Marine Fisheries
2590 Executive Center Circle, East
Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-487-0554 ext 214 (phone)
850-487-4847 (fax)
[email protected]
 
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