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FWC to Pursue Sportfish Designation for Tarpon

September 9, 2012 By: Gus Delaporte

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has announced it intends to pursue a new sportfish designation that will include tarpon as a catch and release only species. The decision was made at Wednesday’s meeting in Tampa.

Tarpon can currently be harvested by a guide or angler who possesses a $50 tag. Reasons for harvesting include submission to the IGFA for world record recognition.