Limiting Marine Net Fishing

Article X, Section 16

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Limits the use of nets for catching saltwater finfish, shellfish, or other marine animals by prohibiting the use of gill and other entangling nets in all Florida waters, and prohibiting the use of other nets larger than 500 square feet in mesh area in nearshore and inshore Florida waters. Provides definitions, administrative and criminal penalties, and exceptions for scientific and governmental purposes.

Save Our Sealife Committee
33 East Robinson Street
Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801-0000
(407) 649-9850
  Contact: Karl Y. Wickstrom, Chairperson

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 42,945 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 429,428 
 ** Number currently valid: 8,854 
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Status: Passed
Approval Date:  
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 02/19/1993 
Attorney General: 02/19/1993 
Sent to Supreme Court:  
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional :  Initiative petition and proposed ballot summary meet the legal requirements of art. XI, sec. 3, Fla. Const., and s. 101.161(1), F.S. (1991).  
SC Ruling Date: 06/17/1993 
Made Ballot: 07/19/1994 
Ballot Number: 3  
Election Date: 11/08/1994 
 Votes For: 2,876,091   
 Votes Against: 1,135,110   

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