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Gulf Cobia workshops scheduled: FWC seeking public input

5/23/2017
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6:00 PM
Where: Gulf Coast State College, Enrollment Services Bldg., Room 124/The Gardner Room
5230 W. U.S. Highway 98
Panama City
United States
Contact: 850-487-0554

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting five public workshops and an online webinar to gather public input on the Gulf cobia fishery.

Staff have heard concerns about cobia in recent years, especially in the Panhandle area of the state. Cobia is currently open year-round and has a minimum size limit of 33 inches fork length and a daily bag limit of one fish per person with a maximum of six fish per vessel.

Meeting locations and dates are as follows (from 6-8 p.m. local time except webinar):

  • Tallahassee – May 16 – LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave.

  • Pensacola – May 18 – Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Research Center Parks & Recreation Department - 913 South I St.

  • Destin – May 22 – Destin Community Center - 101 Stahlman Ave.

  • Panama City – May 23 – Gulf Coast State College, Enrollment Services Bldg., Room 124/The Gardner Room, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98

  • Statewide webinar – May 24 (6-8 p.m. EST) – Learn more about how to participate at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater,” “Rulemaking” and “Webinar Instructions.”

  • St. Petersburg – May 25 – FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium - 100 Eight Ave. SE 

Make sure your voice is heard on this important topic by attending a public workshop.

Written comments on this and other topics can also be submitted at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. For your online comments on cobia to be considered at the July 10-11 Commission meeting, please submit them no later than June 15.

Learn more about these workshops at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater,” “Rulemaking” and “Public Workshops.”