Posted info on this back in March when it started... Glad to see it adopted without too many amendments. You do have to obtain the state "inspection sticker" and display it to avoid being stopped for routine "inspections". Local grouper-troopers are not real happy, but will comply. Will be a nice feeling not to get the dink pulled over for a routine safety inspection
this winter when enforcement is at its peak.
Rules are there for a reason, and anyone who does not carry required basic equipment
is a fool anyway. That being said, every year has some problems with over zealous rookies with a training problem. The stickers will help with that anyway.
Looking forward to see how it all plays out in the fall here in Marathon. Reminder... this only applies to "Safety Items". FWC and other local LIOs can still stop you at any time for fish
inspections as well as discharge etc. Maybe a little less Mickey Mouse and a little more time spent on serious violators.