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Are Frame Nets No Longer Legal ???? Updated Info

Discussion in 'Shrimping Chatter = Anything To Do With Shrimping' started by Nautical Gator, Oct 19, 2015.


  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Are Frame nets no longer legal ???? UPDATED INFO

    UPDATED post 10/2/2015

    OK here the reel scoop
    YES Frame Nets are Still legal to use
    I called the FWC at 888-404-FWCC (3922)
    and the said that they did not have it on their hot sheet and that they will call to check with marine fisheries.

    OK this is the REAL SCOOP The FWC just called me back and they said that There has been NO changes in the use of Frame Nets in the state of Florida, and they said it is still legal to use them. I hate when people spread false roomers with out checking on them first...

    To get the latest FWC rules and regulations click on this link
    http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/shrimp/

    One frame net with an opening no larger than 16 feet around the perimeter, if deployed from a vessel or from a structure other than an operational bridge or causeway or catwalk attached to such bridge or causeway. "Frame net" means a net in the form of an elongated bag kept open by a rigid frame that is buoyed by floats and is not fished or dragged along the bottom. A Frame net that is dragged or towed is considered to be a trawl, which is not allowed for the recreational harvest of shrimp. Frame nets cannot be used to harvest shrimp in any waters off of Dade County.
    UPDATED 10/12/2015


    Allowable recreational nets for the harvest of shrimp:

    • Landing or dip net with an opening no larger than 96 inches around the perimeter.
    • Cast net with a stretched length (the distance from the horn at the center of the net, with the net gathered and pulled taut, to the lead line) no greater than 14 feet.
    • Push net - "Push net" means a mesh net or bag attached to the outer edges of a triangular or rectangular rigid frame with a handle attached that is fished by being pushed across the bottom by a person wading.
    • A beach or haul seine with a mesh area no larger than 500 square feet, mesh size no large than 2 inches stretched mesh, and may not be made of monofilament.
    • One frame net with an opening no larger than 16 feet around the perimeter, if deployed from a vessel or from a structure other than an operational bridge or causeway or catwalk attached to such bridge or causeway. "Frame net" means a net in the form of an elongated bag kept open by a rigid frame that is buoyed by floats and is not fished or dragged along the bottom. A Frame net that is dragged or towed is considered to be a trawl, which is not allowed for the recreational harvest of shrimp. Frame nets cannot be used to harvest shrimp in any waters off of Dade County.
    http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/shrimp/



    UPDATED 10/12/2015
    OK here the reel scoop

    I did my research for our club members

    YES Frame Nets are Still legal to use



    68B-4.0081 Statewide Net Gear Specifications; Soaking Requirements; Definitions; Cast Net Specifications.

    (1) This rule is intended to implement prohibitions and restrictions of Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution. As used there and in this rule, the term “net” or “netting” shall be broadly construed to include all manner or combination of mesh or webbing or any other solid or semisolid fabric or other material used to comprise a device that is used to take or harvest marine life.

    (2) The following gear specifications shall apply in all state waters:

    (a) The use or placement in the water of any gill or entangling nets of any size is prohibited.

    (b) Any net constructed wholly or partially of monofilament or multistrand monofilament material, other than a hand thrown cast net, or a handheld landing or dip net, shall be considered an entangling net prohibited by Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution, and this rule, unless otherwise authorized by rule of the Commission. The term “multistrand monofilament” does not include braided or twisted twines made of nylon, cotton, linen, or polypropylene.

    (c) No person shall take or harvest, or attempt to take or harvest, any marine life in Florida waters with any net that is larger than 500 square feet in mesh area that has not been authorized by rule of the Commission. The use of a shrimp trawl, purse seine, jellyfish paired trawl, or calico scallop otter trawl that is larger than 500 square feet in mesh area, outside nearshore and inshore waters, shall be considered so authorized for purposes of this paragraph.

    (d) No person shall fish with, set, or place in the water any net, other than a cast net, landing or dip net, jellyfish paired trawl, or calico scallop otter trawl with a mesh size greater than 2 inches stretched mesh. Any such net, with a mesh size greater than 2 inches stretched mesh shall be considered an entangling net for purposes of paragraph (a).

    (e) No person shall soak a net for more than one hour, beginning when the first mesh is placed in the water and ending when the first mesh is retrieved back aboard the vessel or on shore. Once the first mesh is retrieved, the net operation shall be continuous until the net is completely removed from the water. This prohibition shall not apply to shrimp trawls, purse seines, jellyfish paired trawls, or calico scallop otter trawls.

    (3) The following net gear specifications shall apply in nearshore and inshore Florida waters:

    (a) No person shall fish with, set, or place in the water any net with a mesh area greater than 500 square feet.

    (b) The mesh area of a net of uniform construction, other than a cast net or net in the form of an elongated bag, is determined by multiplying the maximum length by the maximum width of the net. The maximum length of such a net is determined by multiplying the number of meshes along the corkline of the net by the bar measurement of the mesh in the net. The number of meshes along the corkline is determined by counting the number of meshes per tie and multiplying that by the total number of ties along the corkline. The maximum width, or depth, of such a net is determined by multiplying the number of meshes between the corkline and leadline of the net by the bar measurement of the mesh in the net. If a net, other than a cast net or net in the form of an elongated bag, is constructed in a nonuniform manner, the mesh area shall be determined by adding together the mesh area of the component parts.

    (c) No more than two nets shall be fished with, set, or placed in the water from a single vessel at any one time. No more than one net shall be fished with, set, or placed in the water by any person not on a vessel.

    (d) No person shall connect, tie, or otherwise fasten together two or more nets in any manner so as to fish with, set, or place in the water a net exceeding the 500 square feet limit specified in paragraph (a). Two nets sharing the same corkline or leadline with a combined mesh area exceeding 500 square feet shall be considered connected and a violation of Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution and this rule.

    (e) No net may have more meshes attached per foot of corkline or leadline than 14 divided by the bar measurement of the mesh in the net. A net with more than this number of meshes attached per foot of corkline or leadline shall be considered an entangling net for purposes of this rule and Article X, Section 16 of the State Constitution.

    (4) Cast Nets.

    (a) The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission finds that the maximum specifications established for cast nets in paragraph (b) are appropriate to allow the largest cast nets that can be reasonably, practically, and effectively thrown by hand to take marine species in nearshore and inshore Florida waters, within the 500-square foot limit imposed by Article X, Section 16(b) of the State Constitution.

    (b) No person shall fish with, set, or place in nearshore and inshore Florida waters any cast net with a stretched length (the distance from the horn at the center of the net, with the net gathered and pulled taut, to the lead line) greater than 14 feet. No more than two cast nets shall be fished in such waters from a single vessel at any time.

    Specific Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Art. X, Sec. 16, Fla. Const. History–New 11-26-92, Amended 4-12-93, 1-1-97, 4-27-98, Formerly 46-4.0081, Amended 12-2-99., 7-1-05


    https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?ID=68B-4.0081



    CONSTITUTION

    OF THE

    STATE OF FLORIDA

    AS REVISED IN 1968 AND SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED

    ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS

    SECTION 16. Limiting marine net fishing.

    SECTION 16. Limiting marine net fishing.—

    (a) The marine resources of the State of Florida belong to all of the people of the state and should be conserved and managed for the benefit of the state, its people, and future generations. To this end the people hereby enact limitations on marine net fishing in Florida waters to protect saltwater finfish, shellfish, and other marine animals from unnecessary killing, overfishing and waste.

    (b) For the purpose of catching or taking any saltwater finfish, shellfish or other marine animals in Florida waters:

    (1) No gill nets or other entangling nets shall be used in any Florida waters; and

    (2) In addition to the prohibition set forth in (1), no other type of net containing more than 500 square feet of mesh area shall be used in nearshore and inshore Florida waters. Additionally, no more than two such nets, which shall not be connected, shall be used from any vessel, and no person not on a vessel shall use more than one such net in nearshore and inshore Florida waters.

    (c) For purposes of this section:

    (1) “gill net” means one or more walls of netting which captures saltwater finfish by ensnaring or entangling them in the meshes of the net by the gills, and “entangling net” means a drift net, trammell net, stab net, or any other net which captures saltwater finfish, shellfish, or other marine animals by causing all or part of heads, fins, legs, or other body parts to become entangled or ensnared in the meshes of the net, but a hand thrown cast net is not a gill net or an entangling net;

    (2) “mesh area” of a net means the total area of netting with the meshes open to comprise the maximum square footage. The square footage shall be calculated using standard mathematical formulas for geometric shapes. Seines and other rectangular nets shall be calculated using the maximum length and maximum width of the netting. Trawls and other bag type nets shall be calculated as a cone using the maximum circumference of the net mouth to derive the radius, and the maximum length from the net mouth to the tail end of the net to derive the slant height. Calculations for any other nets or combination type nets shall be based on the shapes of the individual components;

    (3) “coastline” means the territorial sea base line for the State of Florida established pursuant to the laws of the United States of America;

    (4) “Florida waters” means the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Straits of Florida, and any other bodies of water under the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, whether coastal, intracoastal or inland, and any part thereof; and

    (5) “nearshore and inshore Florida waters” means all Florida waters inside a line three miles seaward of the coastline along the Gulf of Mexico and inside a line one mile seaward of the coastline along the Atlantic Ocean.

    (d) This section shall not apply to the use of nets for scientific research or governmental purposes.

    (e) Persons violating this section shall be prosecuted and punished pursuant to the penalties provided in section 370.021(2)(a),(b),(c)6. and 7., and (e), Florida Statutes (1991), unless and until the legislature enacts more stringent penalties for violations hereof. On and after the effective date of this section, law enforcement officers in the state are authorized to enforce the provisions of this section in the same manner and authority as if a violation of this section constituted a violation of Chapter 370, Florida Statutes (1991).

    (f) It is the intent of this section that implementing legislation is not required for enforcing any violations hereof, but nothing in this section prohibits the establishment by law or pursuant to law of more restrictions on the use of nets for the purpose of catching or taking any saltwater finfish, shellfish, or other marine animals.

    (g) If any portion of this section is held invalid for any reason, the remaining portion of this section, to the fullest extent possible, shall be severed from the void portion and given the fullest possible force and application.

    (h) This section shall take effect on the July 1 next occurring after approval hereof by vote of the electors.

    History.—Proposed by Initiative Petition filed with the Secretary of State October 2, 1992; adopted 1994.


    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?submenu=3




    http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/commercial/

    Net Limitations

    Food fish caught in any net and not kept due to

    bag, size, or other reason must be immediately

    returned to the water alive.

    The use of gill and entangling nets is prohibited

    in all state waters (nine nautical miles from

    the Gulf coast and three nautical miles from

    the Atlantic coast). Any net (other than a

    hand thrown cast net) with a stretched mesh

    size larger than two inches is considered an

    entangling net. Any net (other than a hand

    thrown cast net or handheld landing or dip net)

    constructed wholly or partially of monofilament

    or multistrand monofilament material is also

    considered an entangling net.

    The use of a cast net with a stretched length

    (the distance from the horn to the lead line with

    the net pulled tight) of more than 14 feet and

    fishing with more than two cast nets per vessel

    are also prohibited in state waters.


    pdf Version

    http://myfwc.com/media/2617018/commercial_regulations_magazine.pdf


    68B-4.0081 Statewide Net Gear Specifications; Soaking Requirements; Definitions; Cast Net Specifications.

    (1) This rule is intended to implement prohibitions and restrictions of Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution. As used there and in this rule, the term “net” or “netting” shall be broadly construed to include all manner or combination of mesh or webbing or any other solid or semisolid fabric or other material used to comprise a device that is used to take or harvest marine life.

    (2) The following gear specifications shall apply in all state waters:

    (a) The use or placement in the water of any gill or entangling nets of any size is prohibited.

    (b) Any net constructed wholly or partially of monofilament or multistrand monofilament material, other than a hand thrown cast net, or a handheld landing or dip net, shall be considered an entangling net prohibited by Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution, and this rule, unless otherwise authorized by rule of the Commission. The term “multistrand monofilament” does not include braided or twisted twines made of nylon, cotton, linen, or polypropylene.

    (c) No person shall take or harvest, or attempt to take or harvest, any marine life in Florida waters with any net that is larger than 500 square feet in mesh area that has not been authorized by rule of the Commission. The use of a shrimp trawl, purse seine, jellyfish paired trawl, or calico scallop otter trawl that is larger than 500 square feet in mesh area, outside nearshore and inshore waters, shall be considered so authorized for purposes of this paragraph.

    (d) No person shall fish with, set, or place in the water any net, other than a cast net, landing or dip net, jellyfish paired trawl, or calico scallop otter trawl with a mesh size greater than 2 inches stretched mesh. Any such net, with a mesh size greater than 2 inches stretched mesh shall be considered an entangling net for purposes of paragraph (a).

    (e) No person shall soak a net for more than one hour, beginning when the first mesh is placed in the water and ending when the first mesh is retrieved back aboard the vessel or on shore. Once the first mesh is retrieved, the net operation shall be continuous until the net is completely removed from the water. This prohibition shall not apply to shrimp trawls, purse seines, jellyfish paired trawls, or calico scallop otter trawls.

    (3) The following net gear specifications shall apply in nearshore and inshore Florida waters:

    (a) No person shall fish with, set, or place in the water any net with a mesh area greater than 500 square feet.

    (b) The mesh area of a net of uniform construction, other than a cast net or net in the form of an elongated bag, is determined by multiplying the maximum length by the maximum width of the net. The maximum length of such a net is determined by multiplying the number of meshes along the corkline of the net by the bar measurement of the mesh in the net. The number of meshes along the corkline is determined by counting the number of meshes per tie and multiplying that by the total number of ties along the corkline. The maximum width, or depth, of such a net is determined by multiplying the number of meshes between the corkline and leadline of the net by the bar measurement of the mesh in the net. If a net, other than a cast net or net in the form of an elongated bag, is constructed in a nonuniform manner, the mesh area shall be determined by adding together the mesh area of the component parts.

    (c) No more than two nets shall be fished with, set, or placed in the water from a single vessel at any one time. No more than one net shall be fished with, set, or placed in the water by any person not on a vessel.

    (d) No person shall connect, tie, or otherwise fasten together two or more nets in any manner so as to fish with, set, or place in the water a net exceeding the 500 square feet limit specified in paragraph (a). Two nets sharing the same corkline or leadline with a combined mesh area exceeding 500 square feet shall be considered connected and a violation of Article X, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution and this rule.

    (e) No net may have more meshes attached per foot of corkline or leadline than 14 divided by the bar measurement of the mesh in the net. A net with more than this number of meshes attached per foot of corkline or leadline shall be considered an entangling net for purposes of this rule and Article X, Section 16 of the State Constitution.

    (4) Cast Nets.

    (a) The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission finds that the maximum specifications established for cast nets in paragraph (b) are appropriate to allow the largest cast nets that can be reasonably, practically, and effectively thrown by hand to take marine species in nearshore and inshore Florida waters, within the 500-square foot limit imposed by Article X, Section 16(b) of the State Constitution.

    (b) No person shall fish with, set, or place in nearshore and inshore Florida waters any cast net with a stretched length (the distance from the horn at the center of the net, with the net gathered and pulled taut, to the lead line) greater than 14 feet. No more than two cast nets shall be fished in such waters from a single vessel at any time.

    Specific Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Art. X, Sec. 16, Fla. Const. History–New 11-26-92, Amended 4-12-93, 1-1-97, 4-27-98, Formerly 46-4.0081, Amended 12-2-99., 7-1-05

    https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?ID=68B-4.0081



    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

    68B-4.002 Gear Definitions.

    As used in Division Title 68B, F.A.C., unless otherwise defined:

    (1) through (3) No change.

    (4) “Frame net” means a net in the form of an elongated bag kept open by a rigid frame that is buoyed by floats and deployed behind a vessel, but is not dragged along the bottom.

    (5)(4) “Gill net” means one or more walls of netting which captures fish by ensnaring or entangling them in the meshes of the net by the gills. This term does not include a cast net.

    (6)(5) “Hook and line gear” means a handline, rod, reel, or any pole to which hook and line and ten or fewer hooks are attached. Hook and line gear includes a, as well as any bob, float, weight, lure, plug, spoon, or standard bait that is attached to the gear described in the previous sentence thereto, with a total of ten or fewer hooks.

    (7)(6) “Landing or dip net” means a hand-held net consisting of a mesh bag suspended from a circular, oval, or rectangular rigid frame attached to a handle.

    (8)(7) “Longline gear” means any single line or series of connected lines to which more than ten hooks are attached and which is used to harvest fish.

    (9)(8) “Mesh area” of a net means the total area of netting with the meshes open to comprise the maximum square footage. The square footage shall be calculated using standard mathematical formulas for geometric shapes. The square footage of seines and other rectangular nets shall be calculated using the maximum length and maximum width of the netting.

    (10)(9) “Multiple hook” means a treble hook, two or more fishhooks bound together to comprise a single unit, or any hook with a single shank and eye and two or more pointed ends, used to impale fish.

    (11) “Paired trawl” means a trawl consisting of an elongated bag of netting, with a panel of netting serving as a wing on each side of the trawl, that is either deployed behind a vessel or towed between two vessels, and does not tend the bottom.

    (12) “Otter trawl” means a trawl with its mouth kept open by means of boards or doors on each side.

    (13)(10) “Powerhead” means any device employing an explosive charge or a release of compressed gas, usually attached to a speargun, spear, pole, or stick (known as a “bangstick”), which detonates upon contact.

    (14)(11) “Rebreather” means a closed circuit or semi-closed circuit underwater breathing apparatus that recycles and recirculates all or part of the gas mixture supplied for breathing. A rebreather is distinguished from other underwater breathing apparatuses by the inclusion of a scrubber (a component that removes carbon dioxide from the breathing gas) and a counterlung (a waterproof bag that allows the diver’s exhaled breath to be captured for scrubbing and recycling back to the diver for inhalation).

    (15)(12) “Seine” means a small-meshed net suspended vertically in the water, with floats along the top margin and weights along the bottom margin, which encloses and concentrates fish, and does not entangle them in the meshes.

    (a) “Beach or haul seine” means a seine that is hauled or dragged over the bottom into shallow water or onto the beach, either by hand or with power winches.

    (b) “Purse seine” means a seine that is pulled into a circle around fish with rings attached to the lower margin below the lead line to allow a purse line to be drawn to close the bottom of the seine.

    (16)“Snagging” or “snatch hooking” means the intentional catch of a fish by any device intended to impale or hook the fish by any part of its body other than the mouth.

    (17) “Spearing” means the catching or taking of a fish by bow hunting, gigging, spearfishing, or by any device used to capture a fish by piercing the body. Spearing does not include the catching or taking of a fish by a hook with hook and line gear or by snagging (snatch hooking).

    (18)(13) “Spotter plane” means any aircraft as defined in Section 330.27(1), Florida Statutes, used for aerial identification of the location of fish so that a vessel may be directed to the fish.

    (19)(14) “Stab or sink net” means a gill or trammel net, that sinks to the bottom when placed, set, or fished in water deeper than its hanging depth.

    (20)(15) “Trammel net” means a net constructed of two or more walls of netting hung from the same cork and lead lines, with one wall having a larger mesh than the other(s), which traps a fish in a pocket of netting when the fish pushes the smaller mesh wall through a mesh in the larger mesh wall.

    (21)(16) “Trap” means a device used for taking marine species, in the form of an enclosure that provides a means for such species to enter and a means by which exit from the device is prevented.

    (22)(17) “Trap puller” means any mechanical device used to retrieve or capable of retrieving a trap used to harvest marine life. An anchor winch at or near the bow of a vessel is not considered a trap puller.

    (23)“Trawl” means a net in the form of an elongated bag with the mouth kept open by various means and fished by being towed or dragged on the bottom.

    (24)(18) “Underwater breathing apparatus” means any apparatus, whether self-contained or connected to a distant source of air or other gas, whereby a person wholly or partially submerged in water is able to obtain or reuse air or any other gas or gasses for breathing without returning to the surface of the water.

    (25)(19) “Wing”, with reference to a seine, means a panel of netting on one or both ends of the seine, which panel has a larger mesh than the main body of the seine and is used to guide fish into the main body of the seine.

    (26)(20) The term “net” or “netting” shall be broadly construed to include all manner or combination of mesh or webbing or any other solid or semi-solid fabric or other material used to comprise a device that is used to take or harvest marine life.

    PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2013.

    Rulemaking Specific Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Art. X, Sec. 16, Fla. Const. History–New 1-1-89, Amended 11-26-92, 1-1-97, 4-27-98, Formerly 46-4.002, Amended 12-2-99, 7-1-04, 7-15-04, 3-1-05,Amended 9-1-13.


    BE ADVISED THAT THESE PROPOSED RULES MAY BE FILED FOR ADOPTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING THE COMMISSION MEETING AT WHICH THEY ARE CONSIDERED IF THE RULES ARE NOT CHANGED. IF CHANGED, THE RULES MAY BE FILED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER PUBLICATION OF A NOTICE OF CHANGE IN THE F.A.R.


    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Jessica McCawley, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, 2590 Executive Center Circle East, Suite 201, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, (850)487-0554

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: April 17, 2013

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: December 28, 2012




    OK So what does all this mean for the Recreation Shrimper?
    It means that FRAME NETS ARE STILL LEGAL TO USE...

    So go out and shrimp. Sam thumbsup.gif


    I Went up to the Oak hill flea market this morning and talked to Ron O'Brien about his Frame Nets, here is a photo of his new sign...

    DSC01441.JPG

    Ron O'Brien is the Inventor and innovator or the original collapsible Frame net and meets the Florida Fresh Water Commission FWC regulations and exceeds recreational standards.

    Anyone else making any collapsible Frame nets are infringing upon Ron O'Briens invention and are steeling his design. And we ask that you do not support the low life's that have done so.

    Ron O'Brien has been personally serving anglers and shrimpers exclusively at the Oak Hill Flea Market since 2007. all of his nets are hand build from start to Finnish.

    ShrimpNFishFLorida™ only recommends the best shrimping equipment to all its members... and Ron O'Brien Shrimp dip nets and frame nets are by far the best we have ever found anywhere.


    For more information on Ron O'Brien Shrimp dip nets and frame nets click on the below link.
     
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  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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  3. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    HERE IS ALL THE RESEARCH I'VE DONE BELOW:


    I am checking on this but here are the rules for shrimping.


    Recreational Shrimping Regulations

    Bag Limit: Individuals can take 5 gallons, heads on, per harvester per day. Possession limit of no more than 5 gallons, heads on, per vessel at any time regardless of the number of persons onboard.

    Size limit: None

    Closed season: April and May closed in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Clay counties.

    Closed areas: Contact your nearest FWC Law Enforcement office for local restrictions.

    License requirement: Recreational saltwater fishing license (resident or non-resident), unless a recreational saltwater fishing license exemption applies.

    *View the full Recreational Shrimping Restrictions. icon_external.png

    Allowable recreational nets for the harvest of shrimp:
    • Landing or dip net with an opening no larger than 96 inches around the perimeter.
    • Cast net with a stretched length (the distance from the horn at the center of the net, with the net gathered and pulled taut, to the lead line) no greater than 14 feet.
    • Push net - "Push net" means a mesh net or bag attached to the outer edges of a triangular or rectangular rigid frame with a handle attached that is fished by being pushed across the bottom by a person wading.
    • A beach or haul seine with a mesh area no larger than 500 square feet, mesh size no large than 2 inches stretched mesh, and may not be made of monofilament.
    • One frame net with an opening no larger than 16 feet around the perimeter, if deployed from a vessel or from a structure other than an operational bridge or causeway or catwalk attached to such bridge or causeway. "Frame net" means a net in the form of an elongated bag kept open by a rigid frame that is buoyed by floats and is not fished or dragged along the bottom. A Frame net that is dragged or towed is considered to be a trawl, which is not allowed for the recreational harvest of shrimp. Frame nets cannot be used to harvest shrimp in any waters off of Dade County.
    Shrimp Trap Guidelines
    • Harvesters can use up to four shrimp traps.
    • Shrimp traps cannot exceed the following dimensions: 36 inches long by 24 inches wide by 12 inches high. Shrimp traps also cannot have external or unattached wings, weirs or other devices intended to funnel shrimp into the trap.
    • The harvester's name and address shall be securely affixed to each trap. Any trap not having proper identification is subject to confiscation by the commission.
    • Any shrimp trap on public property which is not attended by the person whose name is affixed to the trap is subject to confiscation by the commission.
    Baiting Information
    A person recreationally harvesting shrimp may use a cast net in conjunction with nonmetal poles to bait shrimp while adhering to the following rules:

    • No more than five poles shall be set at any one time by any person.
    • Each pole may not exceed one inch in diameter.
    • Poles shall be driven into the bottom, set no closer than 10 yards apart and the distance between the first and last pole shall not exceed 50 yards.
    • Poles shall only be set, fished and retrieved during daylight hours. The term "daylight hours" means the period beginning 1/2 hour before official sunrise and continuing through 1/2 hour after official sunset, each day. All poles shall be removed each day by 1/2 hour after official sunset.
    • Each pole shall be marked with white reflective tape.
    • No pole shall be set within 50 yards of any dock, pier, public boat landing or ramp, seawall, jetty or bridge.
    • Poles shall be tended at all times. The term "tend" means that the harvester is within 100 yards of the nearest pole at all times.
     
  4. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    this is all I found
    68B-4.007 - Rule Repeal

    FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION. MARINE FISHERIES. GEAR SPECIFICATIONS FOR CERTAIN EAST COAST COUNTIES: CLOSURE OF CERTAIN MARTIN COUNTY WATERS TO SEINE FISHING; REPEALING AND READOPTING A PORTION OF SECTION 6 OF CHAPTER 71-770, LAWS OF FLORIDA, A MARTIN

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    Date Event
    12-20-2002 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PDF)
    01-30-2003 Notice of No Change Rcvd by JAPC
    02-07-2003 Certified with Dept of State
    02-07-2003 Filed for Adoption with Dept of State
    02-27-2003 Effective Date
    03-20-2003 90-Day Filing Deadline
     
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    I called the FWC at 888-404-FWCC (3922)

    and the said that they did not have it on their hot sheet
    and that they will call to check with marine fisheries.

    It sounds like someone is blowing Smoke
    and that this may be a false rumor.
    they said that they will be calling me back.

    I will keep you all posted being-confused-smiley-emoticon.gif
     
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    LYNNAE WROTE

    Thanks Sam. I've been trying to locate that statute all afternoon and was unable to find anything on it.
     
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    OK this is the REAL SCOOP

    They just called me back and they said that
    There has been NO changes in the use of Frame Nets in the state of Florida,
    and they said it is still legal to use them.

    I hate when people spread false roomers with out checking on them first...

    So go out and shrimp.

    Sam
     
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    LYNNAE WROTE

    Awesome! Thanks for clearing that up!
     
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    KEN WROTE

    Who the heck is that "STUPID" that they would post this to an entire website including emailing all members without verifying it first. Or maybe the question should be is why they did this to all the members....

    Edited 1 time by Keep it reel Feb 17 15 4:15 PM.
     
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    KEN WROTE

    FWC site says nothing about this-
    6c6364db9f069c2adf0e6ff7307b48f1770e6716_r.jpg

    Seriously, this is posted on florida sportsman with 68-B-4.007 as the rule supposedly on FWC. Look at the photo or go to myfwc.com and look for yourself
     
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    LIVEWIRE WROTE

    It's under statute 68B-4-0081...2 b....anyet constructed wholly or partially of monofilament material, other than a hand thrown cast net or a handheld landing or dip net, shall be concidered an entangleing net...etc
    the term multistrand monofilament does not include braided or twisted twins made of nylon, cotton,linen ,or polypropylene
     
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    LIVEWIRE WROTE

    But I want to hear it officially! We're going to be using ours till we're told otherwise
     
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    When I called the FWC at 888-404-FWCC (3922)
    they checked with the marine fisheries, and informed me that it is still OK to use a frame net for recreational shrimping.
     
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    LIVEWIRE WROTE

    Sounds great to me!
     
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    I don't blame you, I was told if the rules change they will be sending it out on the Hot Sheet which I get all the updates to when it is sent out.

    I will keep you posted
     
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    ALAN WROTE

    Where are you getting that information from? I've done extensive searches on the FWC website and also the F.A.L.C.O.N. (Florida Administrative Law
    Central Online Network) and I can't find any mention of the statue at all.

    http://japc.state.fl.us/http://japc.state.fl.us/

    I want to be able to read it for myself from a credible source. Anybody on a website can post anything they want to say it but has no merit at all if they can't give a credible reference.
     
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    ALAN WROTE

    I'm not sure why it posted that website twice, but check it out and see if you can find anything that I may have overlooked.
     
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    Alan as I posted above, I called and confirmed that there has been no change in the used of frame nets. so it is OK to still use them... The best thing you could do if you are still not sure is call them up. and let us know what they tell you.
     
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