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Media statement: FWC Commission expands fishery management measures in response to red tide

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-404-6100 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to expand a recent catch-and-release only measure for snook and redfish to include Tampa Bay (including all of Manatee and Hillsborough counties) as well as all of Pinellas and Pasco counties starting Friday, Sept. 28.

The FWC also directed staff to extend these measures through May 10, 2019, in these and other areas previously made catch-and-release for redfish and snook. 

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