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2007 Florida Statutes

Section 370.155, Florida Statutes 2007

1370.155  Regulation of shrimp fishing in a designated area.--It shall be unlawful to catch or take, or attempt to catch or take, with nets in excess of 18 feet on the cork line, in excess of 24 feet on the lead line, and in excess of 3 feet on the leg line with trawl doors or otter boards which exceed 36 inches in length by 18 inches in width, shrimp from April 1 to June 15 of each year in the following area, to wit: Beginning at a central point on Cape San Blas, proceeding thence 180 degrees to a point 3 miles seaward, thence southeasterly along a meandering line 3 miles from the shoreline to a point 3 miles due south of Cape St. George, proceeding thence zero degrees to Cape St. George, thence follow the shoreline bordering the Gulf of Mexico to the point of beginning. It is unlawful for any person to have in his or her boat at one time more than one net of the permissible size to take shrimp in the area herein defined.

History.--ss. 1, 2, ch. 73-362; s. 1, ch. 75-262; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 8, ch. 83-134; s. 2, ch. 84-121; s. 1, ch. 85-163; ss. 16, 17, ch. 85-234; s. 14, ch. 86-240; s. 562, ch. 95-148.

1Note.--Section 8, ch. 83-134, as amended by s. 2, ch. 84-121, and by s. 1, ch. 85-163, repealed the then-existing section, effective July 1, 1986, and further provided that if the Governor and Cabinet had not adopted appropriate rules by July 1, 1986, it would remain in force until such rules were effective. Section 9, ch. 83-134, provided that, prior to the adoption of rules amending, readopting, or repealing those provisions set forth in s. 8, the Marine Fisheries Commission would hold a public hearing thereon, and no such amendment, readoption, or repeal would be acted upon until it had been determined, based upon appropriate findings of fact, that such action would not adversely affect the resource. The Marine Fisheries Commission was transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by s. 3, ch. 99-245.