By admin ~ November 1st, 2013. Filed under: Southeast Report.
Anglers were permitted to fish in Florida’s Biscayne National Park this past summer due to the park dropping a proposal to turn its 270 square miles into a no-fishing zone. Ninety-five percent of the park is on the water, and its coral reef had deteriorated to such an extent that snapper, grouper, lobsters, and other marine life were becoming scarce. Instead of a total ban on fishing, a plan implemented in May enforces restrictions on the number of anglers and the catch ofcertain species of fish.