No Fishing Zones (Another spot bites the dust)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about no fishing zones and the reality of the situation we are looking.

While doing some research I found this story over at sportsmenslink.org that somehow got lost in the shuffle last fall.

The National Park Service (NPS) has released a draft General Management Plan (GMP) to shut down recreational angling and boating in the nation’s largest marine park.

NPS officials at Biscayne National Park (BNP) announced in August that they will propose large marine reserves that would close over 20 percent of the park’s public waters to recreational fishing and other activities, despite opposition from the sportfishing industry and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The BNP, located near Miami, Fla., is the largest marine park in the National Park system and one of the country’s largest urban recreational fishing areas with nearly 10 million fishing trips are taken in the area every year. 

If you want to read the full story click here.

Get ready because I have a feeling this is just the beginning of what we are about to see under the current administration with shutting down access to federal areas.

Chester Moore

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