FWC suspension of certain fishing regulations expire

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will end its temporary suspension of certain saltwater fishing and licensing regulations on March 1. The agency had suspended some fishing to allow for the cleanup of dead fish.

The order – initially for Jan. 16-31, then extended for one month – was issued in response to numerous reports of saltwater fish killed by an extended cold-weather period in Florida. The FWC is no longer receiving widespread reports of dead saltwater fish around the state, and people must observe all normal fishing and licensing regulations that apply to the harvest and possession of saltwater fish.

These rules are available online at www.MyFWC.com/Fishing and www.MyFWC.com/Rules.

More information regarding the 2010 cold-weather saltwater fish kills can be found at www.MyFWC.com/Fishing.

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