Marine Fisheries Monthly August 2014 – FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management

From FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management

Red Snapper – Gulf, Workshops

Action: Recreational workshop Aug. 11 in St. Petersburg

Information: The public is invited to attend the Aug. 11 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper workshop in St. Petersburg. Discussions will include state and federal management of recreational red snapper and potential future approaches to managing this fishery. The workshop is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 3rd floor conference room, 100 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg.

Links for more information:   Workshops [MyFWC.com]


Lionfish

Action: Management changes effective Aug. 1

Information: Lionfish are invasive species that negatively impact Florida’s native wildlife and habitat. Several management changes go into effect Aug. 1 that will help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) combat the growing problem by making it easier for lionfish hunters to remove the spiny predators and limiting further introduction of these species into the waters.

Changes include:

  • Prohibiting the importation of live lionfish;
  • Allowing lionfish to be removed when diving with a rebreather, a device that recycles air and allows divers to remain in the water for longer periods of time (currently, you cannot harvest any fish when using a rebreather); and
  • Allowing participants in approved tournaments and other organized events to spear lionfish or other invasive species in areas where spearfishing is not currently allowed (such as certain state parks). This will be done through a permitting system.

Links for more information:  Lionfish [MyFWC.com]


Greater Amberjack – Gulf

Action: Season opens Aug. 1

Information: Recreational harvest of greater amberjack opens Aug. 1 in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters.

The minimum size limit is 30 inches when measured from the lower jaw to the fork of the tail and the daily bag limit is one fish per person.

Links for more information:  Greater Amberjack [MyFWC.com]


Gray Triggerfish – Gulf

Action: Season opens Aug. 1 in state waters

Information: Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish opens Aug. 1 in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles). Gray triggerfish remains closed to harvest in Gulf federal waters through Dec. 31.

The minimum size limit is 14 inches when measured from the lower jaw to the fork of the tail and the daily bag limit is two fish per person when the season is open.

Links for more information:  Gray Triggerfish [MyFWC.com]


Spiny Lobster

Action: Season opens Aug. 6

Information: Spiny lobster opens to recreational and commercial harvest in state and federal waters Aug. 6.

The daily recreational bag and possession limit is six per person.

Spiny lobster must be measured before they are removed from the water and must have a carapace larger than 3 inches. The carapace is measured beginning at the forward edge between the rostral horns, excluding any soft tissue, and proceeding along the middle to the rear edge of the carapace. (see illustration)

Harvest is prohibited in Everglades National Park, Biscayne Bay/Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary, Dry Tortugas National Park and the no-take areas of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Links for more information:


Blue Crab

Action: Trap closures slated for Aug. 10-19 and Aug. 20-29

Information: In an effort to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps, the FWC has established regional blue crab trap closures. These closed seasons only apply to standard blue crab traps. The harvest of blue crabs by other gear, such as dip nets and fold-up traps, is permitted during the closures. Traps that are attached to private property such as a dock are not included in the closures.

All waters of Brevard through Palm Beach counties, excluding the St. Johns River system, will be closed to the use of blue crab traps from Aug. 10-19.

All waters from the Georgia/Florida state line, excluding the St. Johns River system, south through Volusia County will be closed to the use of blue crab traps from Aug. 20-29.

Links for more information: Blue Crab [MyFWC.com]


Permit

Action: Season reopens Aug. 1 in Special Permit Zone

Information: Harvest of permit inside the special permit zone reopens Aug. 1. The daily bag limit is one fish person and two per vessel and the minimum size limit is 22 inches fork length inside this zone. The Special Permit Zone includes state and federal waters south of Cape Florida in the Atlantic and south of Cape Sable in the Gulf.

The harvest of permit from areas north of the Special Permit Zone is open year-round with bag limit of 2 fish per person and size limit of not less 11inches or more than 22 inches fork length.  

Links for more information:  Permit [MyFWC.com]

Provided by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Western High students come to rescue in tuxes, gowns

Date with destiny: Prom-bound teens leap from limo, aid crash victims
By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel – 9:03 p.m. EDT, May 13, 2013, DAVIE —

Cruising along in a white stretch limousine, wearing pricey tuxedos and gowns, 20 seniors from Western High in Davie would have a prom night to remember.

But saving lives and dancing in blood-splattered clothing weren’t among the moments they had expected.

They and their limousine driver are being credited with rescuing five adults and two children trapped in a van that flipped on its side on eastbound Interstate 595 near Hiatus Road on Saturday.

Read the whole story…
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-prom-crash-rescue-20130513,0,4995681.story

Regular lobster season opens Monday

Now that the craziness of lobster mini season has passed, serious lobster hunters are getting ready for the regular lobster season, which is Aug. 6-March 31.

The regular season limit is six lobsters per person per day statewide. To take lobsters,

To read the full article:
Article source: http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/outdoors-fishing-boat/2012/08/01/regular-lobster-season-opens-monday/

Fourth of July Fireworks in Broward

Celebrate the America’s independence at various South Florida locations. Family fun and fireworks are the main events. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass containers, sparklers, fireworks, animals and coolers.

 

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  • A-Rated with the Better Business Bureau
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Smart Meters – Troubling News about the new Technology


Uploaded by minivanjack on Jun 29, 2011

This is a bit of information that was quite disturbing.

Is it legal for FP&L to monitor the private electric lines running within our homes and businesses?

 “Smart Meters” and digital meters violate the law and cause endangerment to residents by the following factors:

 

  1. They can individually identify electrical devices inside the home and record when they are operated causing invasion of privacy.
  2. They can monitor household activity and occupancy in violation of rights and domestic security.
  3. They can transmit wireless signals which may be intercepted by unauthorized and unknown parties. Those signals can be used to monitor behavior and occupancy and they can be used by criminals to aid criminal activity against the occupants.
  4. Data about occupant’s daily habits and activities are collected, recorded and stored in permanent databases which are accessed by parties not authorized or invited to know and share that private data by those who’s activities were recorded.
  5. Those with access to the smart meter databases can review a permanent history of household activities complete with calendar and time-of-day metrics to gain a highly invasive and detailed view of the lives of the occupants.
  6. Those databases may be shared with, or fall into the hands of criminals, blackmailers, corrupt law enforcement, private hackers of wireless transmissions, power company employees, and other unidentified parties who may act against the interests of the occupants under metered surveillance.
  7. “Smart Meters” are, by definition, surveillance devices which violate Federal and State wiretapping laws by recording and storing databases of private and personal activities and behaviors without the consent or knowledge of those people who are monitored.
  8. It is possible for example, with analysis of certain “Smart Meter” data, for unauthorized and distant parties to determine medical conditions, sexual activities, physical locations of persons within the home, vacancy patterns and personal information and habits of the occupants.
  9. These use of these devices have not adequately disclosed the particular recording and transmission capabilities of the smart meter, or the extent of the data that will be recorded, stored and shared, or the purposes to which the data will and will not be put.
  10. Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency energy contamination from smart meters exceeds allowable safe and healthful limits for domestic environments as determined by the EPA and other scientific programs.

Something to think about – watch the video and understand more about these devices.

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As a licensed consumer finance company, Embassy Loans Inc. reports to a national credit bureau to help their borrowers in establishing or re-establishing their credit history. All of their equity loans range from 12-18 months and are based on the amount of loan. The interest rates are 24% up to 30% per year and are also based on loan amount. At Embassy Loans Inc., they follow a simple procedure for approval of loans and loans can be funded the same day! Borrowers just need to fill out their online loan application and their representative will contact them shortly with a decision. They must provide proof of residence and proof of employment unless self employed.

 
  • You keep the car and the cash – Same day cash
  • A-Rated with the Better Business Bureau
  • Offering some of the Lowest Rates in Florida – as low as 1.5% monthly
  • Borrow up to $5,000 – Monthly Payments – 12 to 18 month financing
  • Bad credit? No credit? No problem – Regardless of Credit

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We specialize in loans for auto titles, auto equity loans and auto refinancing.

 

 

  • You keep the car and the cash – Same day cash
  • A-Rated with the Better Business Bureau
  • Offering some of the Lowest Rates in Florida – as low as 1.5% monthly
  • Borrow up to $5,000 – Monthly Payments – 12 to 18 month financing
  • Bad credit? No credit? No problem – Regardless of Credit

Embassy Loans is Coral Springs’s leader for loans on your auto title

Embassy Loans is a consumer finance company licensed under Statute 516 [Consumer Finance] in the State of Florida. Because we specialize in equity loans, loans are based on equity, not personal credit scores – and are made regardless of personal credit history.

Call 866-277-5796 or visit our web site to apply http://www.autotitleloanscoralsprings.com