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Florida’s gill net rules hit a snag

Gill nets are back. After almost 20 years of being illegal, the controversial nets that entangle fish by the gills can once again be dragged through the Indian River Lagoon and other state waters. At least for now. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued a memo Friday directing its officers to stop enforcing the 18-year-old gill net ban, after Leon County Judge Jackie Fulford had ordered as much. [email protected]  10:12