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Florida: Commercial Mullet fishing: Ban feud casts wide net – Video

Traditionally, Florida’s inshore fishermen used gill nets to catch mullet, varying the size of the mesh with the size of the fish: In the spring, when mullet are small, they used 3-inch mesh; in the winter roe season, when mullet are at their maximum size, they used 4-inch mesh. But under the state’s net limitation regulations, which went into effect in 1995, nets cannot have mesh sizes greater than two inches, so most of the mullet simply bounced off Dooley’s net. more@newspress.com 11:28