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This week, members of the Florida delegation rallied behind the “Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act,” a bill “which would create fairness in federal excise taxes by equalizing the tax rates for portable, electronically-aerated bait...
At the start of the current legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined his plan for Everglades restoration and water projects, calling for $625 million to back then. Now midway through the session, the governor will get his request and possibly more.
Florida Delegation Wants Commerce Department to Quickly Distribute Stimulus Funds for Fishing Industry
As part of the stimulus package, $300 million was included to help fisheries and Florida’s two senators--Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--and 25 of the state’s 27 members of the U.S. House sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on the matter on Wednesday.
The governor also showcased the economic benefits Florida gains through fishing.
This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., waded into fishing issues, calling to protect fisheries and “promote responsible management of forage fish.”