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FWC Seeks Public Input on Skyway Pier Fishing Regulations at May 25 Virtual Workshop

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a virtual workshop this week to gather public input on proposed changes to fishing regulations at Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. The FWC is exploring fishing rule changes to address ongoing severe entanglement of pelicans and other seabirds in fishing line that continues to occur at this location. 

The virtual workshop will start at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 25. Connect to the meeting by going to and clicking “Rulemaking: Submit a Comment/Attend a Workshop” and then “Upcoming Public Workshops.”

If you are unable to attend the virtual meeting, you can still submit comments online by visiting the Saltwater Public Comments page. A recording of the presentation will be available by Wednesday, May 31, on the FWC Saltwater Fishing YouTube channel.

For information on public workshops, call 850-487-0554 or visit and click on “Saltwater Fishing” then “Public Meetings for Rulemaking.”

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