FWC News Release

October 2, 2009
Contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled two public workshops to find out what people think about a proposal to prohibit all recreational and commercial harvest of lemon sharks from Florida waters.

The FWC is considering this proposal because of concerns that lemon sharks are highly vulnerable to overfishing and recent actions to restrict fishing for other kinds of sharks may result in too much fishing pressure on lemon sharks in Florida waters.

The Commission encourages everyone interested to attend the workshops. Both take place from 6-8 p.m. as follows:

Monday, Oct. 19
Joseph P. D’Alessandro Office Complex
2295 Victoria Ave.
Fort Myers

Tuesday, Oct. 20
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach

If you need special accommodations to participate in the workshops, please advise the FWC at least five days prior to the workshop by calling 850-488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).

You can obtain more information regarding recent shark management actions online at October 2, 2009
Contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled two public workshops to find out what people think about a proposal to prohibit all recreational and commercial harvest of lemon sharks from Florida waters.

The FWC is considering this proposal because of concerns that lemon sharks are highly vulnerable to overfishing and recent actions to restrict fishing for other kinds of sharks may result in too much fishing pressure on lemon sharks in Florida waters.

The Commission encourages everyone interested to attend the workshops. Both take place from 6-8 p.m. as follows:

Monday, Oct. 19
Joseph P. D’Alessandro Office Complex
2295 Victoria Ave.
Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 20
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach


If you need special accommodations to participate in the workshops, please advise the FWC at least five days prior to the workshop by calling 850-488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).

You can obtain more information regarding recent shark management actions online at [url=October 2, 2009
Contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled two public workshops to find out what people think about a proposal to prohibit all recreational and commercial harvest of lemon sharks from Florida waters.

The FWC is considering this proposal because of concerns that lemon sharks are highly vulnerable to overfishing and recent actions to restrict fishing for other kinds of sharks may result in too much fishing pressure on lemon sharks in Florida waters.

The Commission encourages everyone interested to attend the workshops. Both take place from 6-8 p.m. as follows:

Monday, Oct. 19
Joseph P. D’Alessandro Office Complex
2295 Victoria Ave.
Fort Myers
Tuesday, Oct. 20
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach


If you need special accommodations to participate in the workshops, please advise the FWC at least five days prior to the workshop by calling 850-488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).

You can obtain more information regarding recent shark management actions online at: http://www.MyFWC.com/RULESANDREGS