The purpose of this rule development notice is to address the possible creation of a new rule chapter for blackfin tuna. The Commission is considering development of species-specific regulations for blackfin tuna. The effect of the new rule ...  

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    FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

    Marine Fisheries

    RULE NOS.:RULE TITLES:

    68B-62.001Applicability of Rules to State and Federal Waters

    68B-62.002Definitions

    68B-62.004Recreational Vessel and Bag Limits

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule development notice is to address the possible creation of a new rule chapter for blackfin tuna. The Commission is considering development of species-specific regulations for blackfin tuna. The effect of the new rule chapter would be to establish harvest regulations for the management of blackfin tuna populations that could possibly include bag, vessel, and size limits to address blackfin tuna conservation concerns.

    SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Subject areas addressed in the rule development notice include creation of conservation measures for blackfin tuna, including bag, vessel, and size limits for blackfin tuna harvested throughout Florida.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution

    IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Ms. Jessica McCawley, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2590 Executive Center Circle E, Suite 201, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, Telephone: (850)487-0554.

    THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Document Information

Subject:
Subject areas addressed in the rule development notice include creation of conservation measures for blackfin tuna, including bag, vessel, and size limits for blackfin tuna harvested throughout Florida.
Purpose:
The purpose of this rule development notice is to address the possible creation of a new rule chapter for blackfin tuna. The Commission is considering development of species-specific regulations for blackfin tuna. The effect of the new rule chapter would be to establish harvest regulations for the management of blackfin tuna populations that could possibly include bag, vessel, and size limits to address blackfin tuna conservation concerns.
Rulemaking Authority:
Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution
Law:
Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution
Contact:
Ms. Jessica McCawley, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2590 Executive Center Circle E, Suite 201, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, Telephone: (850) 487-0554.
Related Rules: (3)
68B-62.001.
68B-62.002.
68B-62.004.