On September 1, 2013, new Florida regulations protecting tarpon and bonefish go into affect in and extend catch and release regulations into the federal waters off Florida.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is grateful to members and supporters who participated throughout the process of making the regulation changes a reality. “It took teamwork on many levels to get these new regulations enacted,” said Tom Davidson, BTT’s Chairman, and we are very thankful for the Commissioners’ forward-thinking actions. These new regulations have brightened the future for Florida’s bonefish and tarpon fisheries.
Though in modern times most bonefish and tarpon have been released due to their total lack of edibility, this law should not have a negative impact on fishermen as some other recent closures have.
Bonefish Tarpon Release