At its March meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to shrimp regulations.
The following changes will go into effect May 1:
Allow recreational shrimp harvest in the Big Bend closed area with a limit of 2 gallons per person and 5 gallons per vessel using cast nets and dip nets only.
Allow high-salinity freezer tanks for commercial food shrimp production.
Make several technical clarifications and updates to rule language.
These changes are the final phase of a long-term effort to update shrimp regulations.
For more information, including the March 2022 Commission meeting presentation, visit MyFWC.com/Commission and click on “Commission Meetings.”