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Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Articles' started by SB News Feed, Feb 1, 2016.

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  3. fdarden

    fdarden Solo Diver

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    I did read the proposal and it does have some good points however I find it odd that Spearfishing on Scuba is specifically targeted due to its selective nature (and it appears spearfishing while Freediving is okay although they are typically more successful with larger fish and catches due to the stealthy nature of breath hold diving)…..there's no by catch like with commercial fishing. I don't know the ratio of divers Spearfishing to Recreational line fishing but I'm sure its more than 1 to 50!
     
  5. Tom Ahola

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    I think banning spearfishing would be great there as I have an apartment in WPB! I won't enter the water if there are weapons around. Enjoy life - stop killing!
     
  6. The Chairman

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    I did... I don't like this:

     
  7. jhnmdahl

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    That's the problem - N-59 banning scuba spearfishing conflicts with S-67 which encourages eradication of invasive species, and should probably be amended to exclude invasive species. Far too few think of the consequences of their rules, laws, etc., these days.
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The comment period for these proposals was a month and a half ago. The topic was posted on SB previously, prior to that time. The open meetings have already been held. This post seems a bit late, huh?
     
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  10. Reku

    Reku Solo Diver

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    Lion-fish are a bane to humanity and scourge on this earth - they all need to die. That said if scuba spearfishing is banned - you can always move to underwater scuba/rebreather bow fishing. It's a real thing and it works.
     

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