CCA FLORIDA GRASSROOTS ALERT!

FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION WANTS YOUR OPINIONS AND INPUT FOR THEIR STAKEHOLDER SURVEY

FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION WANTS YOUR OPINIONS AND INPUT FOR THEIR STAKEHOLDER SURVEYIDEAL WAY TO DIRECTLY CONVEY YOUR COMMENTS TO FWC ON ILLEGAL GILLNETTING, MANATEE PROTECTION AND OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUESACT NOW! GO TO FWC WEBSITE AND COMPLETE EASY TO DO SURVEYSITUATION: The FWC is undergoing a long range planning process and re-evaluating agency priorities. They want input from Florida citizens on ''current and future issues affecting Florida and FWC.'' In particular, the FWC wants input from saltwater anglers and other stakeholders.You can be assured that other groups and interests are taking this opportunity to provide direct input for FWC programs and priorities. WE DO NOT WANT SALTWATER ANGLERS TO BE UNDER REPRESENTED IN THEIR SURVEY – SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO RESPOND. ALSO, TELL YOUR ANGLER FRIENDS KNOW ABOUT THE SURVEY SO THEY CAN COMMENT AS WELL.The survey gives you an excellent means to express your thoughts and opinions about: * The ongoing problems with illegal gillnetting and net ban enforcement * The controversy over manatee protection and watercraft speed zones * The FWC taking a more active role to improve federal fisheries management off of Florida * The campaigns by various groups to establish major ''No fishing zones'' in state and federal waters off of Florida

IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY – PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO RESPOND. Conservation of our marine fisheries is an extremely important issue. Saltwater recreational fishing in Florida is an eight billion dollar industry equal in economic impact to the citrus industry.AS ANGLERS AND CONSERVATIONISTS WE NEED TO URGE THE FWC TO PLACE HIGH PRIORITIES ON MARINE FISHERIES CONSERVATION AND SALTWATER RECREATIONAL FISHING ISSUES.IT’S EASY TO DO:Go to the FWC website at www.floridaconservation.org and simply click on take the surveyThis Alert Prepared by: Ted Forsgren, Executive DirectorCCA Florida(850) 224-3474