Florida rule relaxes fishing restriction

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Thanks to successful spotted seatrout management, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted Wednesday to increase commercial and recreational fishing opportunities for the popular fish.

“What we are trying to do is be fair in a fishery that is in abundance and, in some cases, way in abundance,” chairman Kathy Barco said in a statement. “We are dealing with a success story.”

The changes take effect Feb.1.

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