Rule No. : RULE TITLE :
68B-13.001: Applicability of rules to state and federal waters
68B-13.005: Designation as Restricted Species; Season; Repeal of Special Act
68B-13.006: Licenses, Endorsements, and Permits
68B-13.007: Restrictions on Size and on Transport and Possession of Stone Crabs and Stone Crab Claws
68B-13.008: Gear, Trap Construction, Commercial Trap Marking Requirements, Trap Working Regulations, Trap Transfer
68B-13.009: Recreational Stone Crab Harvest: Bag Limit, Trap Limit, Trap Marking Requirements, Trap Pulling
68B-13.010: Stone Crab Trap Limitation Program
68B-13.012: Commission Policy Regarding the Assessment of Administrative Penalties
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of these rule amendments is for Florida to extend management of the stone crab fishery to adjacent federal waters in the absence of federal regulation. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is in the process of repealing its federal Fishery Management Plan and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council has no plan for stone crab in Atlantic federal waters.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Subject areas to be addressed in the rule development notice include the extension of current state regulations into adjacent federal waters and the removal of reference to a federal form that will no longer be required after the federal Fishery Management Plan is repealed.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Mark Robson, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, (850)487-0554
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.