Since the net ban: changes in commercial fishing in Florida

Adams, Charles M. (2000) Since the net ban: changes in commercial fishing in Florida. Gainesville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College Program, (Florida Sea Grant Extension Fact Sheet, SGEF-1)

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Abstract

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. (3pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Since the net ban: changes in commercial fishing in Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
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Adams, Charles M.
Series Name: Florida Sea Grant Extension Fact Sheet
Number: SGEF-1
Date: 2000
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College Program
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Uncontrolled Keywords: net fishing; Florida; bans; fisheries
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 423
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2007 22:38
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 15:40
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/423

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