Florida Marine Net Fishing, Amendment 3 (1994)

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The Florida Marine Net Fishing Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1994.

This amendment modified Article X of the Florida Constitution to prohibit use of gill and other entangling nets in Florida waters.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1994)
Approveda Yes 2,876,091 71.70%

Election results via: Florida Division of Elections

Text of measure

The description on the ballot was:

Limits the use of nets for catching saltwater finfish, shellfish, or other marine animals by prohibiting the use of gill and other entangling nets in all Florida waters, and prohibiting the use of other nets larger than 500 square feet in mesh area in nearshore and inshore Florida waters. Provides definitions, administrative and criminal penalties, and exceptions for scientific and governmental purposes.[1][2]


It was sponsored by the Save Our Sealife Committee. Karl Y. Wickstrom was the group's chairperson.[1]


No information on opposition to this measure has yet been identified.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.