68B-31.017. Big Bend Region Closed Areas; Seasonal Closures  

Effective on Tuesday, July 9, 2002
  • 1(1) Beginning January 1, 1994, no person shall harvest shrimp in the areas of Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco Counties landward of the line described as:

    31Beginning at Bailey’s Bluff in Pasco County (Point A); thence northerly to Point B; thence northeasterly to Point C; thence northerly to Point D; thence northeasterly to Point E; thence northerly to Point F; thence northwesterly to Point G; thence northerly to Point H; thence northwesterly to Point I; thence northerly to Point J; thence northwesterly to Point K; thence southwesterly to Point L; thence northwesterly to Point M; thence northerly to Point N; thence northwesterly to Point O; thence northerly to Point P; thence northwesterly to Point Q; thence northerly to Point R; thence northwesterly to Point S; thence southwesterly to flashing channel marker #1 in St. Marks Channel; thence northerly to the St. Marks Lighthouse. Points B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, and S are expressed as follows by longitude and latitude:




    181B18228°16.68' 18382°47.21'

    184C18528°18.28' 18682°45.68'

    187D18828°26.93' 18982°45.95'

    190E19128°28.43' 19282°44.49'

    193F19428°43.53' 19582°45.22'

    196G19728°44.38' 19882°46.71'

    199H20028°57.91' 20182°47.53'

    202I20328°59.41' 20482°50.41'

    205J20629°03.28' 20782°50.66'

    208K20929°06.91' 21082°57.81'

    211L21229°03.38' 21383°01.42'

    214M21529°07.30' 21683°08.78'

    217N21829°22.98' 21983°15.89'

    220O22129°29.58' 22283°26.72'

    223P22429°38.25' 22583°26.66'

    226Q22729°43.36' 22883°34.39'

    229R23029°52.40' 23183°40.11'

    232S23330°00.04' 23484°07.63'

    235(2) No person shall harvest shrimp in the Big Bend Region as a food shrimp producer during the period beginning July 1 and continuing through August 31 of each year.

    265Specific Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 11-29-93, Formerly 46-31.017, Amended 7-9-02.