Oak Hill mayor: County should end ban on smaller-mesh seine nets

The Volusia County Council on Thursday will consider a proposal to roll back its decades-old ban on using seine nets to fish in Mosquito Lagoon and other county waterways. The measure comes at the request of Oak Hill Mayor Douglas Gibson, who would like to improve the economy for his coastal fishing community. However, the proposal is already gathering widespread opposition from the environmental and recreational fishing communities, who were in part responsible for the ban in the first place. The nets can harm fish nurseries and other species and habitats. Read the rest here 08:18

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