Executive order issued for recreational vessels

Fishermen cast lines Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2020, in the Ross Barnett Reservoir, near Brandon, Miss. Residents are taking advantage of warm weather, the outdoors and to a degree some social distancing to fish from their boats. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 28, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has enacted a new executive order which requires recreational boats to stay at least 50 feet apart.

According to the order, "This distance provision does not apply to permitted mooring fields, public or private marinas, or any other permanently installed wet slips, and does not apply to vessels underway unless they are tied, rafted or moored to another vessel."

The order also limits the amount of people allowed on any boat/vessel to no more than 10 people.

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