Published: Sep 02, 2010 7:55 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 02, 2010 4:55 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife commissioners are expected to decide Thursday whether to lift a temporary snook fishing ban.

At issue is whether one of Florida's most prized and climate-sensitive sport fish has recovered enough from last winter's cold snap to lift the ban.

Thousands of snook died in January when overnight temperatures hovered around freezing for about two weeks, dropping water temperatures into the 50s.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a regularly scheduled meeting on Pensacola Beach.