Is it legal to fish with a seine net at Jacksonville Beach?

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Lately I've seen people paddling out and then pulling in a long seine net at Jacksonville Beach.  Is is legal to fish with a seine net in Florida?  The seine net looks to be at least 100ft long or longer.
asked Mar 31, 2016 by James T.

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It is legal to catch several species of saltwater fish with a seine net in Florida.  The same size and bag limit regulations apply for seine netting and hook and line fishing.  Current Florida regulations require the net holes to have a maximum of  2" opening and be 500 square feet or less.  I've also seen those guys seining out at Jacksonville Beach lately.  They are mostly catching Whiting, some were pretty big!
answered Mar 31, 2016 by jason (1,430 points)