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SCOCKING@MIAMIHERALD.COM

•  The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is considering a new rule amendment affecting South Florida recreational anglers who bring wahoo and dolphin back from the Bahamas. Amendment 7 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan would allow fishers to land fillets in the United States instead of requiring that fish be kept intact. Anyone returning to the United States from the Bahamas with fillets on board would be subject to both Bahamian and U.S. regulations. That means possessing a valid Bahamian fishing and cruising permit; having no more than a total combined catch of 18 tuna, kingfish, dolphin and wahoo on board; having no more than 10 dolphin per person and no more than two wahoo per person. Public comments will be accepted through Nov.20; email DWAmendment7comments@safmc.net. A public webinar will be held Nov. 18 and registration is required at safmc.net. To read the amendment, go to http://safmc.net/Meetings/PublicHearingsandScopingMeetings/. The council will consider the measure at a meeting Dec. 2-6 in Wilmington, N.C.

Susan Cocking

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Shane Hutto of Orlando holds up a large red snapper he caught off Port Canaveral with Cop Out Charters.

    Final red snapper of the season ready to be snapped up

    Only one weekend remains open in this summer’s eight-day red snapper recreational mini-season in federal South Atlantic waters. Anglers have from one minute after midnight Friday until midnight Saturday to bring home one fish per person of any size. After that, the season will be closed indefinitely.

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    Captain Dean Panos of Double D charters out of Keystone Point Marina reported large amounts of Sargasso weeds in the Gulf Stream continue to attract large numbers of dolphins. Most of the dolphins have been schoolies but a few have been more than 30pounds. The dolphins have been in depths from 400 feet of water out as far as 18 miles.

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