The Act repeals the framework for setting season, creel, and size ranges for sailfish, blue marlin, and white marlin. The Act increases the minimum size range for tarpon from 20-40 inches to 65-90 inches. Furthermore, the Act defines Atlantic billfish to track the definition used in federal regulations and prohibits the harvest or possession of Atlantic billfish in state waters, allowing only for catch and release.
Russell P. Beets,
GAME AND FISH Bill Fish and Tarpon: Change the Minimum Size Allowable for Possession of Tarpon; Prohibit the Taking of Atlantic Bill Fish Except for Catch and Release Programs,
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