Florida Fishing During Stay At Home

Paul Gonzalez
• Tuesday, 01 December, 2020
• 7 min read

This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Ron DeSantis’ statewide stay -at- home order issued Wednesday afternoon specifically mentioned fishing and hunting as allowable activities for Floridians.

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For instance, the governor’s directive last week that recreational boats must stay at least 50 feet apart and carry no more than 10 people remain in effect. Many of the boat ramps throughout the state remained open to the public as of Wednesday, and users were urged to engage in social distancing.

The news release was sent Friday to address questions surrounding the COVID-19 health emergency. The FCC recommends all bass fishing tournaments adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 prevention, such as staying six feet away from others, avoiding touching your face, regular cleaning and disinfection and staying home if you are feeling sick.

Wondering if you can go fishingduringFlorida's stay -at- home order? There's a lot of confusion among fishermen (and really everyone) as to what's allowed and what's not.

However, anglers fishing from shore may be limited due to the closure of state parks and public beaches. If you're interested in shore fishing, we would call FCC to see the best areas where you can access the water unrestricted.

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. We always recommend contacting FCC prior to any fishing trip if you are unsure of your rights as a boater or angler.

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The ultimate form of self-isolation for many people have been removed by COVID-19 restrictions with authorities banning leisure boating and recreational fishing. However, some states appear to have different views on what is still permissible, with Queensland saying fishing for food is allowed and Victoria threatening harsh penalties for dropping a line.

Federal government restrictions introduced on Sunday night were supposed to mean all recreational fishing and boating for leisure were no longer permitted. Boating for 'essential purposes' including travelling to work, shopping or providing food for families were allowed but waterways were still being used for other activities on Wednesday.

Victoria Police has issued a letter, purportedly to a man confronted on his boat, warning he faced a $1,682 fine if he continued fishing. The ultimate form of self-isolation for many people have been removed by COVID-19 restrictions with authorities banning leisure boating and recreational fishing.

'Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic the Prime Minister of Australia has imposed STAGE 3 restrictions on people's movement and gatherings in public of more than 2 persons,' the letter states. Maritime Safety Queensland had told boat owners on Tuesday that authorities would be at ramps and on the water to ensure people were complying with federal regulations.

Port Stephens Council has announced on its website that it was closing its boat ramps but signs had not been erected, and they were still being used last Friday (pictured) Before Mr Bailey explained the restrictions Burden MP and Opposition Fisheries spokesman Dale Last said any complete boating ban 'defies all logic'.

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Port Stephens Council north of Newcastle has closed its boat ramps for 'non-essential' use and Water NSW has stopped public access to all its dams and recreation areas. According to the document: “This plan is designed to mitigate the risk of resurgence of COVID-19 coronavirus and to protect the most vulnerable, while allowing for a phased path to economic recovery.” The governor’s plan “sets forth minimum recommended health protocols.

Individuals and businesses should adhere to all public guidance by federal, state and local officials, including state regulatory agencies. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a statewide stay at home order as the state records more than 7,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Following President Donald Trump's decision to update the social distancing guidance from “15 Days to Slow the Spread” to “30 Days to Slow the Spread,” on April 1, DeSantis had joined more than 30 other states in implementing stay at home orders. Until this statewide order, Florida was the only state with more than 5,000 cases that had yet to implement strict social distancing guidelines.

When leaving their homes, Florida residents should practice social distancing guidelines, which include remaining at least six feet away from people outside your household. The City of Hollywood along with other cities along the coastline have shuttered their beaches in an attempt to contain COVID-19, which was declared a global pandemic by The World Health Organization on March 11. Joe Randle/Getty Essential services include grocery stores, post offices, restaurants serving carry-out, gas stations, pharmacies, banks, laundry services and essential government functions.

Florida's approved list of essential activities includes attending religious services, recreational activities, like walking, hiking, and biking, (while following social distancing guidelines), and caring for loved ones, friends, and pets. Florida has previously issued rules for alcohol vendors, restaurants, bars, and gyms, which will be extended into the stay at home orders.

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Restaurants and bars are not allowed to serve dine-in customers but can continue preparing and selling food for carry-out and delivery orders. Gyms and fitness centers will close, apart from those that are a part of a hotel that has a capacity of 10 or fewer people, or are an amenity of a residential building.

• Stay at home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, to avoid potential spread of the disease to medical facilities and other people. • If you develop serious symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) seek medical care early and contact local health authorities in advance.

• Note any recent contact with others and travel details to provide to authorities who can trace and prevent spread of the disease. • Regularly washing bare hands is more effective against catching COVID-19 than wearing rubber gloves.

After weeks of resisting calls to issue a stay -at- home order, and arguing it wasn’t the best way to combat the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Residents of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties have been under various levels of stay -at- home orders since the third week in March.

Other Florida residents now will have start figuring out when they’re allowed to leave their homes under DeSantis’ order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Seniors and people with significant underlying medical conditions “shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk for exposure to COVID-19,” the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

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Local jurisdictions shall ensure that groups of people greater than ten are not permitted to congregate in any public space.” Of the 10 states with more than 5,000 cases of the new coronavirus at midday Wednesday, only Florida and Pennsylvania didn’t have statewide staid -at- home orders.

He said he hadn’t acted until Wednesday on a statewide order because the epicenter was in South Florida, where Broward and Miami-Dade counties still account for about half of the state’s cases. I have not viewed previously that as being necessarily the same solution for the rest of the state just simply because we have areas that have extremely low per-capita infections,” he said.

In addition to withering criticism from Florida Democrats pushing a stay -at- home order, his unwillingness to do so before Wednesday generated skeptical commentary from some Florida newspaper editorial boards and pundits on national cable TV shows. In a video news conference on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Donna Shall, a Miami-Dade County Democrat who was health and human services' secretary under former President Bill Clinton, offered this message to DeSantis: “There will be thousands of lives that are unnecessarily lost if you do not issue this order.

And Wasserman Schultz, a former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said on Tuesday that a statewide stay -at- home order was needed to “make sure Florida does not become the next Italy ... or the next New York, God forbid.” In the event of a massive increase in Florida cases, Wasserman Schultz warned there would be a “clear path of responsibility” to DeSantis. Wednesday morning the Trump-nominated U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, asked what advice he’d give to DeSantis.

Adams didn’t answer directly, but said federal government guidelines amount to a “national stay -at- home -order” that everyone should heed to slow the spread of coronavirus. Asked if there’s any good reason not to have a stay -at- home order, Adams said, “governors have tough choices to make.

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Hours later, when he announced the order at a news briefing in Tallahassee, DeSantis said he wasn’t responding to what Adams had said. On Monday at the White House, Trump praised DeSantis when asked about the governor’s reluctance to impose a stay -at- home order and turned the microphone over to Vice President Mike Pence.

Gavin Newsom announced a state-wide Stay at Home order for the entire California population, to be enforced indefinitely. Newsom said the lack of timeline was intentional, but that it could last for upwards of eight weeks, or even longer.

Newsom said that police would not be enforcing the Stay at Home order for the state in the coming days. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or who refuses or willfully neglects to obey any lawful order or regulation promulgated or issued as provided in this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for not to exceed six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Again, Newsom has stated that authorities will not be enforcing the order or handing out punishments yet. During his March 19 press conference, Newsom encouraged Californians to be heartened by these drastic measures.

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