"Fifteen years ago Florida voters approved the Constitutional ban on gill nets but there are still netting interests that want to circumvent the clear intent of the amendment" said Ted Forsgren, CCA Florida Executive Director. "Once again we will be actively involved in the legal actions to protect the net ban amendment and support the FWC's implementing rules."
Since 1994, commercial interests brought lawsuits, sponsored attempts to create loopholes, and implemented various scams designed to circumvent the law. All have failed. The Florida Legislature, Florida Courts, and state agencies have upheld the clear intent of Florida voters.