Anglers will be surveyed to obtain more accurate data on the economically important species.
Apalachicola Bay was the Gulf’s leading producer of oysters before the oil spill.
Sportfishing community lauds bipartisan effort to conserve Gulf reef fish.
A CSF legislator summit also focused on Asian carp.
The recreational fishing community lauds the action to address striped bass population declines.
Omega Protein said it would exceed limits for Chesapeake Bay menhaden.
The state will take feedback and return with a draft rule package.
Reducing mortality by 18 percent is necessary to conserve and rebuild striped bass population.
The foundation also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Guy Harvey Research Institute.
Researchers will take samples of the fish to determine their ages.
TRCP: Omega Protein’s reduction fishing of menhaden accounts for 80 percent of the coast-wide catch.