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Old 09-19-2017, 08:47 AM   #1
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Boating prohibited in keys

I have heard that FWC is prohibiting boats from being out on the water in the keys. I have also seen several ramps blocked to prevent boats being put in the water.

While I agree that it is probably a good idea due to all the debris in the water I also think that its safe enough during daylight hours at reasonable speeds.

Anyone know when the prohibitions will be lifted and ramps opened? I'd really like to get into the water right after to start clearing traps without buoys to avoid needless killing of lobsters.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:14 AM   #2
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Re: Boating prohibited in keys

Go to the ramp and ask an FWC guy.. or call.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:47 AM   #3
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I have sent an info request to FWC. No response yet. They are probably busy. Just hoping someone on this board knew more.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:57 PM   #4
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Re: Boating prohibited in keys

from my experience with Katrina this was done because of theft
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:24 PM   #5
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Re: Boating prohibited in keys

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I have heard that FWC is prohibiting boats from being out on the water in the keys. I have also seen several ramps blocked to prevent boats being put in the water.

While I agree that it is probably a good idea due to all the debris in the water I also think that its safe enough during daylight hours at reasonable speeds.

Anyone know when the prohibitions will be lifted and ramps opened? I'd really like to get into the water right after to start clearing traps without buoys to avoid needless killing of lobsters.


Best leave traps alone. Felony to molest traps. Buoy or no buoy.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:16 AM   #6
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Re: Boating prohibited in keys

Received response that ramps in keys are open if not blocked with debris and prohibitions lifted.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:47 AM   #7
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Let's go down and clean out all the ghost traps.... Great idea.... Thanks for the help.....
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:32 PM   #8
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you are allowed to head out in the upper keys. coast guard doesn't want you over a plane if your less then one mile in shore. they are patrolling
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