Possible Changes for Tarpon and Bonefish Management

The proposal, which will be discussed by the Commission as a draft rule at the April 17 meeting in Tallahassee, will include the following possible changes for tarpon and bonefish management in state and federal waters off Florida:

  • Eliminating the tarpon bag limit and allowing the harvest and possession of a single tarpon in conjunction with a tarpon tag only when in pursuit of an IGFA record,
  • Modifying the tarpon tag program, including reporting requirements and calendar year, and
  • Discontinuing the bonefish tournament exemption permit that allows tournament anglers to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale.  


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