Adams, Charles M.
Since the net ban: changes in commercial fishing in Florida.
Florida Sea Grant College Program,
(Florida Sea Grant Extension Fact Sheet, SGEF-1)
In November 1994, Amendment Three of the
Florida Constitution, otherwise known as the net
ban, was approved by voter referendum. This
amendment made it unlawful to use entangling nets
(i.e., gill and trammel) in Florida's waters. The use
of other forms of nets, such as seines, cast nets, and
trawls, was restricted, but not totally eliminated.
The primary species of finfish landed with entangling
nets included striped mullet, spotted sea trout,
Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, pompano and bluefish.
About two dozen species tend to school in
shallow water which made the use of gill and trammel
nets an efficient harvesting method. This fact sheet indicates some of the measured changes that have occurred.
Monograph or Serial issue
||Since the net ban: changes in commercial fishing in Florida
|Adams, Charles M.|
||Florida Sea Grant Extension Fact Sheet
||Florida Sea Grant College Program
|Place of Publication:
||net fishing; Florida; bans; fisheries
||06 Nov 2007 22:38
||14 Dec 2010 15:40
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