Did you miss it? On September 1st bonefish and tarpon were officially designated as Catch & Release species in Florida.
The bonefish tournament exemption permit is eliminated. This exemption allows tournament anglers with the proper permit to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale.
Well done Florida.
For Tarpon, it is a little more involved. A person can keep on tarpon when pursuing a world record, but they need a permit and the permit is only valid for a short period of time.
All harvest of tarpon will be eliminated, with the exception of the harvest or possession of a single tarpon when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association record and in conjunction with a tarpon tag.
Hook and line only, and the rules extend to Federal waters. Ruling indeed.
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