FWC encourages best fishing practices, approves new hook regulations

At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved new hook requirements in Atlantic state waters that are intended to improve reef fish catch-and-release survival rates, and continue to encourage the use of best fishing practices that help reef fish survive when caught and released. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, anglers using hook-and-line with natural baits to…

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