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September 02, 2011

CCA Florida: Hearings reagarding Biscayne National Park start Sept. 13

Three of the five proposed alternatives include Marine Reserve Zones or No Fishing Zones.

Public hearings will be held on the proposed alternatives for the new Biscayne National Park General Management Plan.

Three of the five proposed alternatives include Marine Reserve Zones or No Fishing Zones. Help Protect Your Fishing Areas in the Park.

Volunteers Needed to Attend Hearings and oppose these bad ideas!
 

Public Hearing Locations


All hearings will start at 6 p.m
.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Crowne Plaza Hotel Miami International Airport
950 NW 42 Ave
Miami, Florida
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Holiday Inn Key Largo
99701 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, Florida

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Florida City, City Hall
404 W. Palm Drive
Florida City, Florida
 

CCA is reviewing the documents and will provide comments and recommendations to present at the hearings. Comments and Recommendations will follow this message soon. The recommendations will also be presented to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission next week at their meeting in Naples FL.

Attempts to simply prohibit all fishing in large areas have been opposed by CCA. Prohibiting recreational access and recreational fishing in areas with historic recreational use, like BNP, should be the last resort, not the first option.

CCA does not support the preferred alternative 4 or the other alternatives 2, 3, or 5, which also have marine reserves (no fishing zones) or large no motor zones which severely restrict boating.

Go here to read more about the General Management Plan

For those of you who will be able to attend one or more of these meetings please email me at taukeman@ccaflorida.org. This will help CCA coordinate volunteers at each public hearing. If you are unable to attend please click here and send in your comments.

For more information please contact – Trip Aukeman Deputy Director Advocacy CCA Florida at (850)224-3474 or email taukeman@ccaflorida.org