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FWC seeking public’s input on shore-based shark fishing

By Staff | Jul 18, 2018

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is gathering input on shore-based shark fishing from the public.

Individuals can share their thoughts on the future management of this fishery by attending one of the following workshops, which all start at 6 p.m.:

– Today, July 18: State College of Florida, Library and Learning Center, Together Manatee Community Room, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton

– July 19: Joseph P. D’Alessandro Office Complex, Rooms 165 C and D, 2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers

– Aug. 6: Gulf Coast State College, The Russell C. Holley and Herbert P. Holley Language and Literature Building, Sarzin Lecture Hall, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98, Panama City

– Aug. 7: Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, Parks and Recreation Department, 913 S. I St., Pensacola

– Aug. 20: Piggotte Community Center, Reception Hall Room, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona

– Aug. 21: Jacksonville University, J. Henry Gooding Building, Swisher Auditorium, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville

– Aug. 27: Melbourne Beach Community Center, 509 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach

– Aug. 28: Palm Beach County, Department of Planning, Zoning and Building, The Vista Center, 2300 N. Jog Road., West Palm Beach

– Aug. 29: Miami City Hall, Commission Main Chambers, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami

– Aug. 30: City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach

Those who cannot attend can submit their comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.

FWC staff is working on an advance copy of the presentation and virtual workshop that will be available online in the near future.

Additional details and updates to the workshops will be posted at MyFWC.com/Fishing and can be found by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops.”