Florida FWC considers closed redfish fishing season

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Florida FWC considers closed redfish fishing season

Florida Fish and wildlife commission officials are now considering a closed season for redfish due to over fishing. A four year study conducted by state fishery biologist have seen a major decline in healthy redfish numbers. Florida's redfish species has been one of the states most favorite targeted species for sportsman and a closed season could have a major impact on the states local economies and effect many charter fisherman. Florida wildlife commission will hold special counsel on August 17'th to discuss the matter further and go over the current biologist data. The public will be allowed to speak at this meeting to give and receive input on a closed redfish season. The current recommended proposal could be up to a four-year closed season to revive the redfish population numbers and some speculation to possible redfish license to help fund more state research. The state expects major backlash from the proposal, but fishery biologist say it's critical to have a temporarily yearly closed season to protect healthy redfish numbers.